The Natural Resource Education Center at Moosehead (NREC) was incorporated as an educational 501(3)c in 1996. Our mission is to provide resource-based programming to visitors and residents of the State of Maine that come to the Moosehead Lake Region to explore its’ woods and water NREC has developed several programs designed for this mission, including the Maine Woods Explorer Program, the Fisheries Internship/Enhancement Program, All Ages programs, and the construction of the Moosehead Lake Region Visitors’ Center.
Our funding comes from member donations, fundraising events such as our annual auction and the Moosehead Lake Togue Derby, and rental income from office space at the Visitors’ Center. NREC frequently seeks grants for special projects.
We have an all-volunteer Board of Directors that meets every third Wednesday at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries Office at 12:00pm.
NREC is governed by a volunteer board of trustees who reflect the interests and industries of the area. Elected public officials, state employees, foresters, biologists, owners of recreational companies, local businesses, educators, writers, artists and outdoor enthusiasts are represented.
Board of DirectorsTim Obrey, President Sarah Lavigne, Vice President Suzannah Sinclair, Treasurer Dawna Blackstone, Secretary Mildred Kennedy-Stirling, MWE Director Ed Jewett Stephen Seeback Patricia McLaughlin Noel Wohlforth Sally Tornquist Janice Lavigne Ray Ary Jeff Pomerleau Jaime Brown Stacey Dunham Natalie Stafford Bob Frederick Shannon Durose Lisa Harris
Ex OfficoEric Ward Elton A. Burky Paul Johnson Sharon Libby Jones Duke McKeil Ellen Poole J. David Sinclair