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Unity College Sky LodgeMoose River
Unity College Sky Lodge is a year-round destination geared towards nature lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts, dedicated to supporting education and civic engagement in sustainability and environmental stewardship. Situated on 150 acres of wilderness, accommodations include a 9-room historic wilderness lodge built in 1929, four log cabins, a private home, and three individual guest rooms.
Maine Sports CommissionAuburn
The Maine Sports Commission, a nonprofit organization, works to advance, elevate and promote Maine as a four season sports destination, strengthening the state through sports tourism, encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.
University of Maine at FarmingtonFarmington
The University of Maine at Farmington is a public liberal arts college in Farmington, Maine. It is part of the University of Maine System and a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
Maine Island Trail AssociationPortland
The Maine Island Trail is a 375-mile water trail for boaters that extends the length of the Maine coast. A recreational water trail, it connects over 250 wild islands and mainland sites that are open for day use or overnight camping.
Maine Professional Guides AssociationWilton
Established in 1978, the Maine Professional Guides Association is proud to be the largest, oldest organization of Maine guides, with over 1000 members and a 35 year history. Our members provide great recreational opportunities everywhere from the remotest parts of the state to the most populated. From sea kayaking to fly fishing or bear hunting, we have something for everyone.
Maine Cancer FoundationFalmouth
Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds we raise are invested back into our communities to benefit the people of Maine.
Ski Maine Association is the non-profit trade association representing the Maine Alpine and Nordic Ski Industry. The Association represents 16 Alpine Ski Areas and 21 Nordic Ski Centers from South Berwick to Fort Kent. The mission of the Association is to promote the industry by focusing on Governmental Affairs, Education and Training and Public Affairs.
The Trust for Public LandPortland
Quality parks and green spaces are a fundamental requirement for sustaining healthy, equitable, resilient communities. That’s why we work alongside communities to create, protect, and advance the nature-rich places that are vital to human well-being.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and WildlifeAugusta
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in 1880 to protect big game populations, MDIFW has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle.
Main Street SkowheganSkowhegan
Main Street Skowhegan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on the ongoing revitalization of historic Skowhegan, Maine. Founded in 2005 by a group of citizens, Main Street relies on hardworking staff, energetic AmeriCorps members, a dedicated Board of Directors, and more than a hundred awesome volunteers to execute major community initiatives and events.
Maine Coast Heritage TrustTopsham
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a nonprofit land conservation organization increasing access to the coast for everyone, making the coast more resilient to climate change, and supporting coastal communities.
Bicycle Coalition of MainePortland
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine works to make Maine a better and safer place to bike and walk. Founded in 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has grown into the leading bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group in the state.
Granite Backcountry AllianceNorth Conway
The goal of Granite Backcountry Alliance is to advance the sport of backcountry skiing in New Hampshire and Western Maine by providing a network of low-impact human-powered backcountry skiing opportunities to the public through the creation, improvement and maintenance of ski glades.
Outdoor Sport InstituteMillinocket
We believe lives can be transformed through the outdoors. OSI exists to support the individuals and organizations working to make the outdoors an integral and sustainable part of life for themselves and their communities. Through training, education, planning, design, and collaboration we:
Maine Appalachian Land TrustPortland
The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust was formed in June 2002 as an independent land trust for the purpose of acquiring and protecting the land surrounding the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in Maine for public benefit.
Eastern Trail AllianceSaco
The Eastern Trail has 22 off-road miles from Bug Light (in South Portland) to Kennebunk, as well as a scenic on-road route that mostly follows quiet country roads.Today, to complete this vision, we are aggressively developing plans and funds to both close a critical 1.6-mile gap between South Portland and Scarborough and then add 19 miles between Kennebunk and South Berwick.
Strong Machine Adventure RacingPortland
Cliff and Kate White are the directors of Strong Machine Adventure Racing.A nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine, Strong Machine Adventure Racing’s purpose is to offer events that foster responsible use and enjoyment of the outdoors.
The Ecology schoolSaco
The Ecology School is a non-profit environmental education program started in 1998 in Saco, Maine. The Ecology School, located in Saco, Maine, is an innovative school for students of all ages to learn by their natural inclinations—engaging all five senses to discover the inner workings of the world around them.
Maine Marine Trade AssociationRockland
For over 50 years, the Maine Marine Trades Association has been representing Maine’s finest boat yards, boat builders, marinas, marine retailers, brokers, wholesalers, and related professional businesses.
Friends of Katahdin Woods and WatersPortland
The mission of Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters is to preserve and protect the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and distinctive cultural resources of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of all generations.
Maine Summer Camps
Using our online presence, publications, trainings, and conferences, we enhance the public’s understanding of the value of Maine camps. We also assist camp and business members by offering a broad range of information, including directories, resources, legislative and regulatory news, and social media resources.
Univeristy of Maine OronoOrono
The University of Maine is a public land-grant research university in Orono, Maine. It was established in 1865 as the land-grant college of Maine and is the flagship university of the University of Maine System.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens IncBoothbay
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
LifeFlight of Maine is the state’s only emergency air ambulance service. LifeFlight’s three helicopters, airplane, and specialty ground vehicles are equipped as fully functioning mobile intensive care units, bringing advanced skills, medical technology, pharmacy, blood, and more—directly to a patient’s side.
The Maine Recreation and Park AssociationMultiple locations in Maine
The Maine Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through the advancement of the parks and recreation profession in Maine.
Allagash Wilderness Waterway FoundationPortland
To enhance the wilderness character of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, protect its environment, and preserve and foster knowledge and understanding of its natural, historic and cultural values. In close collaboration with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, we serve as the Friends of the Allagash.
Maine GearShare’s mission is to promote equitable access to outdoor recreation with a collaborative economy system that acquires, maintains, and lends gear to trip leaders and nature-based educators. Through this capacity-building work, Maine GearShare is expanding equitable access to the gear needed for outdoor recreation, and helping inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists, and leaders.
Kennebunk Land TrustKennebunkport
The mission of the Kennebunk Land Trust is to permanently conserve and steward land to benefit natural and human communities. The Kennebunk Land Trust was founded in 1972 to preserve and protect significant natural spaces in the Kennebunk region. As one of southern Maine’s oldest working land trusts, the Trust has preserved over 3,400 acres of forest, fields and waterways, including 1,600 acres of the Kennebunk Plains. Of these preserved lands, more than 300 acres are conservation easements managed for private landowners.
The Nature Conservancy in MaineBrunswick
Working with people, and for people, to ensure a healthy Maine. We work to maintain healthy forests across the state through a network of reserves connected to sustainably harvested timberlands. We remove barriers for fish and wildlife passage in rivers and streams while improving the ability of road-stream crossings to withstand flooding.
Kindling Collective is a queer-centered gear library creating an accessible pathway to outdoor experiences in Maine (Wabanaki Confederacy Territory). We aim to build community and support folks in the greater Portland area in building and sustaining relationships with the natural world. Kindling Collective will be a space where members can check out the gear they need for camping, hiking, and backpacking adventures. We will offer outdoor classes, guided trips, and office hours for trip planning. Library patrons will pay an income-based, sliding-scale member fee which will provide access to gear checkout, discounted classes and trips, and trip planning/gear repair open-library hours.
Maine Trails CoalitionBath
The Maine Trails Coalition (MTC) was formed in 2019 to be a statewide voice for trail users, supporters, and advocates. With trails serving as a major component of the outdoor recreation economy in Maine, we believe a statewide group dedicated to advancing the trails movement will benefit the communities and people who live, work, visit, and play all across the state.
Sebago Clean WatersBridgton
Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) is a coalition working to protect the watershed for Sebago Lake, the drinking water supply for 1 out of 6 Mainers. Our goal is to conserve 25% of the watershed’s forests that naturally filter water and provide outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, economic benefits and more.
We are a non-profit, charitable membership organization, and continue to be the clear voice for protection of our most precious freshwater resources and wildlife habitat. We work to support everyone who values and benefits from clean water and healthy lakes in Maine, including lake residents, lake associations, surrounding communities, vacationers and the next generation of lake stewards.
New England Mountain Bike AssociationActon
We are a recreational trails advocacy organization with 31 chapters throughout New England and over 7,000 members. Our mission is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate and preserve open space.
The Third Place Inc.Portland
The Third Place is a cross-sector networking organization that provides social and professional opportunities for Black Mainers. We organize in ten sectors through our SHIFT Maine program- nonprofit, business/entrepreneurship, k-12 education, higher education, media & communications, banking and financial services, healthcare, technology, housing &trades, and environment. Our environmental network, ECO-BIPOC is a network of over thirty-five individuals from the BIPOC community who are employed or interested in the environmental-related fields. Our email address is www.thethirdplace.me. The field box identified it as an error.
Maine Association for New AmericansPortland
MANA is an immigrant-led organization that promotes the social & personal empowerment of immigrants and advances racial justice and racial equity in Maine through:
Raising awareness of individual and collective trauma among immigrants
Providing trauma-aware, multilingual and culturally appropriate transportation services to address social determinants;
Connecting immigrants with their peers across cultures and to the resources.
Pine Tree CampRome
Pine Tree Camp is Maine’s only American Camp Association-accredited camp for people with disabilities. Located on scenic North Pond, Pine Tree Camp provides a full range of programming for children, adults, and families. Opportunities range from day-long experiences on- and off-campus to week-long overnight sessions and feature many of the outdoor activities for which Maine is known, including boating, kayaking, hiking on fully accessible trails, swimming, archery and even tenting under the open stars. Full and partial tuition assistance is available. Pine Tree Camp has never turned away a camper due to inability to pay tuition.
The Gulf of Maine Research InstitutePortland
At The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, we develop and deliver collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. As an independent and objective nonprofit organization, we work with stakeholders and partners to support healthy ocean ecosystems, a thriving blue economy, sustainable seafood, and climate-resilient coastal communities.
More WOmen+ Surfwestbrook
More Women+ Surf is building an inclusive board sports community in and out of the water to make space, empower and increase access for historically underserved and marginalized communities.
Portland Trails connects people with places.
Portland Trails is a nonprofit urban land trust that transforms Greater Portland into a healthier and better-connected community through a 70+ mile trail network.
Natural Resources Council of MaineAugusta
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. For more than 60 years, the Natural Resources Council of Maine has been protecting the places and way of life that make Maine so special. We work statewide to:
-Protect the health of Maine’s rivers, lakes, streams, and coastal waters;
-Promote sustainable communities through initiatives that reduce toxic pollution and waste;
-Decrease air and climate-changing pollution through energy efficiency and renewable sources;
-Conserve Maine lands and wildlife habitat, including our treasured North Woods; and
-Defend the federal environmental policies and programs that help protect Maine.
NRCM harnesses the power of the law, science, and the voices of more than 25,000 supporters statewide and beyond.
Hurricane Island Outward Bound SchoolCamden
HIOBS serves middle school, high school, gap year, and college students, as well as adults looking for wilderness adventure and Veterans from our Armed Forces.
Coastal Rivers Conservation TrustDamriscotta
Coastal Rivers is a non-profit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization. We are your community land trust, caring for the lands and waters in the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region by conserving special places, protecting water quality, creating trails and public access, and deepening connections to nature.
Outdoor Movement ProjectPortland
Our mission is to inspire an active, outdoor life and provide resources for a lifelong connection with the outdoors: any season, any ability, any age.
Current offerings include: a trail guide to Southern Maine, trail blog/newsletter, trail challenges, and an outdoor events calendar (coming soon).