For more than 55 years, the Natural Resources Council of Maine has been protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. We harness the power of the law, science, and the voices of our members across Maine and beyond to improve the health of Maine’s rivers, lakes, streams, and coastal waters; promote sustainable communities through initiatives that reduce toxic pollution and the impacts of waste; decrease air and climate-changing pollution and set Maine on a path to a clean energy future; and conserve Maine lands and crucial wildlife habitat, including our treasured North Woods.
Acadia National Park holds an important place in NRCM’s long and strong history of protecting Maine’s environment. We helped protect clean air at the park by working with local people to prevent a coal-fired power plant from being built in nearby Trenton. We highlight this accomplishment on our website, we will expand on the story for the centennial.
To celebrate the beauty and special qualities of the park for people and wildlife, we will hold a bird walk, led by NRCM staff member Allison Wells, and her husband Jeff, both lifelong birders and coauthors of the book, Maine’s Favorite Birds. The walk will be open to NRCM members, and we will invite the community to join us as well. The bird walk will be a family-friendly event—a great way to highlight the importance of Acadia for generations to come.
We also will create a blog on our website to which our members can contribute throughout Acadia’s centennial year. Many NRCM members live on MDI year-round and that number increases significantly in the summer. We will be inviting our supporters and visitors to Acadia to send us their photos, which we will showcase on our website as a way to highlight the beauty of this special place.