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 of bills in which we have been involved. During the 2021 legislative session, all public hearings were held online. Visit our Take Action Toolkit for tips on how to be involved.

Moosehead Lake by J.Monkman/NRCM

Help Protect the Moosehead Lake Region

The Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) is collecting public comment on four discussion maps, which are different suggestions for how the LUPC might plan for new development and protected areas in the Moosehead region. Your input on these maps is important and will help guide decisions about where to locate development and which areas to protect.

Photo by J.Monkman/NRCM

Add Your Voice: Support a Free-Flowing Kennebec River

Mainers have played a vital role in bringing life back to our rivers because clean water is so central to Maine’s economy and way of life. Removing four obsolete dams on the Kennebec River is an urgent next step. Add your voice in support!

Urge the LUPC to Deny Wolfden's Disastrous Mining Proposal

Wolfden Resources, a company in massive debt that has never developed a mine, is proposing to build a dangerous metal mine next to Baxter State Park and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. Email the Land Use Planning Commission urging them to deny Wolfden's petition to rezone land for a mine near Baxter!

Add Your Name: Most Significant Climate Action in Our Lifetime

The science is clear: we cannot wait to address the climate crisis if we want a healthy and sustainable future. The Build Back Better Budget would put us on the path to address the climate crisis and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Congress can’t pass this bill without the support of Maine’s Congressional delegation. Sign the petition today!

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.