Around the Refuge

Volunteer for Wildlife

Greenhouse Volunteer Event

The refuge hosts several volunteer days throughout the year. What can you do for wildlife?

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Friends of Rachel Carson NWR

Event plover talk July 19

Our Friends group is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting the refuge in its mission to preserve land for migratory birds and local wildlife.

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New England Cottontail

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Do you think you've spotted Maine's only native cottontail rabbit-the New England cottontail? Let us know about it!

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What's Happening

Prescribed Fire Burn on Refuge

Starting as soon as the week of April 15, 2019, the refuge will be working with wildland fire professionals to burn selected fields on refuge lands in Wells and Biddeford. A prescribed fire is deliberately planned to accomplish a specific goal. In most cases, those goals are related to enhancing wildlife habitat. Neighbors will be notified prior to conducting the prescribed fire operations. All prescribed burning on the refuge is permitted through the appropriate municipality and is only conducted when all conditions meet predetermined conditions for safety.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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