Brownie Carson, 26 Year Leader of Natural Resources Council Steps Down; Search for New Leader Begun

By Carol McCracken (Post # 487)

Everett “Brownie” Carson tendered his resignation as the highly respected executive director of the Natural Resoucres Council of Maine in a letter to its members on June 2nd.

Under his 26 year tenure, Carson has built the NRCM into the largest and most effective advocacy organization working to protect Maine’s environment, said a press release from the NRCM released earlier today.

The decision to retire later this year did not come easily Carson said in his letter. But he has decided to spend more time in the Maine outdoors as well as with his family. He’s been an activist since he served in the Vietnam War and he plans to continue to “help shape Maine’s enviroment policy through engagement with NRCM,” his letter continued.

Originally from Virginia, Carson attended Bowdoin College and the University of Southern Maine law school. He currently lives in Brunswick. He will stay on at NRCM until his successor is chosen.

Carson participated in the Polar Bear Plunge at East End Beach on December 31 in 2009. The Plunge was a fundraiser that supported the work the NRCM does in reducing global warming and pollution here in Maine.