The purpose of the Friends of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge:
The Friends of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge has been effective in extending the management capacity of the refuge by serving as our eyes and ears of the refuge. The refuge is comprised of 11 divisions located in eleven towns spanning 50 miles in southern coastal Maine. Rachel Carson NWR has more neighbors than any other refuge in the country and does not have capacity to respond to every report, infraction or request for information. The Friends directly benefit the refuge by increasing its ability to accomplish its mission and benefit the 11 communities by providing an avenue for bring important information to the attention of the refuge or other appropriate agency.
To join or just learn more: Contact President Bill Durkin at 207-283-0925
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Rachel Carson was a world-renowned marine biologist, author and environmentalist who served as an aquatic biologist and editor-in-chief for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has been credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement and awakening the concern of Americans for the environment.