Maine Rockweed Coalition

Promoting conservation of intertidal marine habitat.

We are grieving the recent loss of founding board member, Dr. Ken Ross, on March 11, 2024 (obituary). We salute his service to his country and to the Maine Rockweed Coalition. Ken’s family has designated Maine Rockweed Coalition as the charity to which memorial contributions may be sent. We are fundraising for a children’s picture book about the rockweed forest, dedicated to Ken. Please see the donate page to honor Ken in this way. Thank you.

Mission: The 501c3 Maine Rockweed Coalition promotes conservation of intertidal marine habitat, including rockweed.

  • We are biologists, teachers, Maine residents, small business owners, fishermen, and others. We became a 501c3 non-profit in 2021.

  • We believe in the value of protecting coastal habitat for fisheries and wildlife, particularly in light of the impacts of climate change on marine species; and for climate mitigation. 

NEW 2024 summer GIS internship!

Internship offered in partnership with the Maine Geospatial Institute.

Download the rockweed project flyer.

View the list of internships.

NEW 2024 publication!

New paper in press (Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology) by MRC senior scientist and three others: reanalysis and rebuttal of the 2023 paper that concluded rockweed grows back rapidly after harvest.

NEW Guest column, Feb 2024!

Protecting rockweed and working waterfront

Quoddy Tides Guest Column 23 Feb 2024