Freeport, ME — Today, at a news conference in Maine Beer Company’s new tasting room, representatives from 13 of the state’s top craft breweries joined together to launch the Maine Brewshed® Alliance—a coalition of Maine brewers committed to helping protect clean water in the state’s rivers, lakes, streams, and ocean. In partnership with Maine’s leading Read More
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Lincolnville Central School seventh grade students have been studying our local watershed all year. We aimed to answer three questions: What is a watershed? How is a watershed important to our community? What animals do we think live in this area? We went outside and recorded our observations during art class and used them to Read More
Lincolnville Central School (LCS) is a K-8 school in Midcoast Maine. Surrounded by forest, with Norton Pond a short walk away, it is an ideal location for studying local ecology. Students in grades 4 through 8 began their year learning about the Megunticook Watershed and worked with local artist Randy Fein to create a ceramic Read More
Together, the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, Pemaquid Watershed Association, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association and Hidden Valley Nature Center have about 2,500 members and own or manage more than 7,000 acres. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Five midcoast Maine land conservation organizations are contemplating a merger. Over Read More
Some U.S. officials worry about the effect on vulnerable Atlantic salmon populations in the United States. The Associated Press news story ORONO — Commercial fishing activity nearly 2,000 miles away is worrying Maine conservationists working to restore Atlantic salmon to the Penobscot River. At a recent summit, Greenland awarded itself an annual salmon quota of Read More
The Board of Environmental Protection approved the new rules in January. Now the Legislature must sign off on them. The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — Maine lawmakers are holding a public hearing on new mining regulations that critics say will say will weaken land and water protections and won’t protect the Read More
NRCM Staff Scientist Nick Bennett is featured as part of this You Tube video that gives an introduction to the global conservation work of members of Environmental Paper Network, a powerful and unique coalition working to advance social and environmental transformation in the pulp and paper industry to safeguard our climate and protect endangered forests and Read More