Take Action for Maine's Environment

The Natural Resources Council of Maine will help you take action at a moment's notice on issues related to the protection of Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife. Here are some ways to get involved, and some tools to help:

  • Sign up for NRCM's Action Network to receive emails when your action is needed to protect the nature of Maine.
  • Click on items below to take action via our online system (your emails will be sent to the correct elected officials based on your address information).
  • Contact Maine's Congressional delegation to make your voice heard on issues being discussed in Washington, DC, that affect Maine's environment.

Take Action at the Maine Legislature

During the legislative session, there are many opportunities to speak out at public hearings on bills related to Maine's environment. Visit our bill tracking page to see a full list upcoming public hearings, and then join us to speak out in support of Maine's air, land, water, and wildlife. During the 2021 legislative session, all public hearings were held online. Visit our Take Action Toolkit for tips on how to be involved.

Photo by Peter Mather

Permanently Protect the Arctic Refuge

Ask Senators Collins and King to protect the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas drilling. The Refuge is a place of ecological and cultural significance, home to the Gwich’in people, and critical habitat for wildlife including caribou, migratory birds, and more, but is vulnerable to oil & gas development that threatens to pollute air and water, degrade public lands, and damage an Indigenous way of life.

Fishing in the Kennebec River below Skowhegan (JMonkman/NRCM photo)

Take Action to Save Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Removing four dams on the Kennebec River is our best chance to restore salmon and other sea-run fish. Send a message to the National Marine Fisheries Service asking them to do their job and protect endangered Atlantic salmon.

Stop Filling Maine's Landfills with
Out-of-State Waste

Tell Maine lawmakers to close a loophole in state law that allows toxic out-of-state waste to fill up our State-owned landfills. This practice threatens sites of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance for the Penobscot Nation, neighboring residents, and Penobscot River and Bay, and it must be stopped.

Piping Plover at Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine. Photo by David Small

Help Protect Maine's Endangered Species

Wildlife is a big part of our identity in Maine, but many species are increasingly threatened by human activity. The Endangered Species Act needs more funding in order to protect our most at-risk species. If you live in Maine Congressional District 1, please contact Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today.