Volunteer for Wildlife

Volunteer Day of Caring Hannaford

The refuge hosts several volunteer days throughout the year. Activities may involve a variety of tasks such as winter rabbit tracking, habitat restoration, plant propagation, invasive plant removal, and helping us get organized with some much needed cleaning. This is a great opportunity to learn about the refuge, what we do to protect wildife and their habitat, gain experience, meet new people, and have fun!

National Public Lands Day

Location: 150 Spurwink Road, Scarborough, Maine
Program Dates: Saturday, September 28, 9 am-12 noon
Meet at Uncle Don’s Country Kitchen, 150 Spurwink Road, Scarborough

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge invites you to help us create habitat for the endangered New England cottontail on National Public Lands Day. Come test out your green thumbs and give your hands a therapeutic soil treatment at our beautiful Libby Field site where we will be planting native Maine plants such as birch, dogwood, and bayberry that our native bunnies rely on. All ages are welcome and your participation is greatly appreciated.Please bring water, lunch, bug spray/sunscreen, and pants/boots.

Please contact Marlie Perkins, Community Engagement Coordinator, by email at mara_perkins@fws.gov, to sign up for the volunteer email list and to learn more about the refuge.