Former NRCM Board President Kate Rush spent a week on the Allagash River in September and shares these beautiful photos from her trip with us. Kate is from Newport, Maine. To learn more about the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, watch the new video by NRCM member Dean Bennett. To see past My Maine This Week photos,… Continue Reading
by Steve Collins, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story Watch the Androscoggin River today as it flows down from the Great Falls at Lewiston-Auburn and it seems scarcely believable it was once little more than an open sewer, full of toxic chemicals, a channel for every throwaway thing that could be swept to the sea…. Continue Reading
On this day in 1972,the Clean Water Act was established as federal law. Written by Maine’s own Senator Edmund Muskie, the act helps protect lakes, rivers, and streams, resulting in an overall healthier environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Describe Enormous Progress and Serious Threats to Clean Water in Maine NRCM news release Lewiston, ME — Today on the banks of the Androscoggin, once labeled the most polluted river in America, a diverse group of Mainers described the importance of the Clean Water Act. The Act became law on October 18, 1972, when Congress… Continue Reading
Many areas of Maine are monitored by a local watershed management group associated with a river or lake. Get involved, get educated, and help others do the same. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
NRCM members and staff paddled a beautiful stretch of the Upper Androscoggin River in Bethel on Saturday, September 2 to celebrate NRCM’s work protecting and restoring Maine’s rivers. We partnered with Bethel Outdoor Adventure for a 10-mile paddle from Gilead to Bethel on the Androscoggin River. Thanks to all who came along for the ride!… Continue Reading
To protect an ingredient vital to their product, they oppose having the agency oversee fewer waterways under a Trump administration proposal to restrict the government’s powers. by James Patrick, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Four Maine breweries have signed on to an effort to fight the Trump administration’s plan to repeal a rule… Continue Reading
Maine’s freshwaters are contaminated with enough mercury that state health officials warn about eating your catch. Most of us should limit ourselves to two meals per month, depending on where and what you catch. With few exceptions, pregnant and nursing women, women who may get pregnant, and children under age 8 shouldn’t eat any freshwater fish from Maine’s inland… Continue Reading
To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise? “Otters are highly intelligent; their inclination to make a ‘game’ out of almost any activity is almost legendary,” wrote Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologist John Hunt.
NRCM’s Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment.