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July 24, 2015 by englishmeadows

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Piping Plover are just one of the rare species you’ll see
at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Did you know that the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge – less than a 10 minute drive from our Kennebunk Inn – contains 5,400 acres of protected forest and coastline unlike any other in Maine?

Established in 1966, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge consists of ten divisions – between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth – spread along 50 miles of York and Cumberland county coastline with an eye on eventually containing 14,600 acres, pending further land acquisition.

Endangered shorebirds and mammals, migratory waterfowl, shellfish, and more rely upon the protected marsh lands, estuaries, and shrublands of the refuge. The beauty of the resulting, unsullied nature contained within Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is difficult to describe and overstate.

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