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
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Maine environmental groups and the state’s Congressional representatives said Monday they have serious concerns about a proposal from President Trump to cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget for next year by 34 percent. Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, said… Continue Reading
Senator Maker, Representative Kumiega, and members of the Marine Resources Committee: My name is Nick Bennett, and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM is Maine’s largest environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 members and supporters. I am testifying in support of LD 922. This bill would… Continue Reading
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