Volunteer at the Refuge

If you would like to volunteer, send us an email.

The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows need your help to continue in our efforts to bring the Refuge into the community as an important place to protect, enjoy and learn about. The Refuge has so much value to the community and is a place that deserves everyone’s attention. The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows cannot succeed without your help!

We would welcome you to our board meetings every month and would appreciate articles about the Refuge or plants and wildlife that live in the Refuge. Anything you can do to spread the word about Sunkhaze Meadows is something that the Friends would appreciate, to ensure we can sustain our organization for the coming years. Following are just some of the opportunities currently available: If you can help, please email us!

Trail Roving

The refuge has three parking areas, five trailheads, and about seven miles of trails. We need your help in maintaining these areas, which can include picking up trash, clearing fallen debris, reporting vandalism or needed repairs to the Refuge Manager, stocking kiosks with brochures, etc.

Naturalists to Guide Outings

We would like to provide the public with at least one guided outing each month. In the past we've had people lead canoe trips and hikes focused on wildlife tracking, twig ID, vernal pools, woodcock, owls, etc. Do you have a passion you'd like to share with others? Or maybe you know someone who does?

Purple Loosestrife Patrol

Purple Loosestrife is a nonnative, invasive plant that is a threat to the ecological integrity of the refuge. Volunteers can help by looking for infestations on and near the refuge. We especially need people to be on the lookout for the plant along the streams, in wet areas, and along the roads that border the refuge. If found, it can be hand pulled or cut, and then double-bagged in heavy duty garbage bags; or just tell one of the board members about it. The plant typically blooms in late June through late August. Click here for a brochure that you can download, print, and then share with your neighbors, family, and friends. Spread the word, not the weed!


We are always looking for great photos that capture the true beauty, wildness, and value of the refuge for our newsletter, website, and brochures. If you have photos you've taken at the refuge that you'd like to share, we'd greatly appreciate your sharing them with us. We would be sure to credit you if we use them.

Officers and Board Members

We all lead busy lives and in order to prevent burnout, we are always looking for more motivated people to be a part of our board.

Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. PO Box 450.  Milford ME 04461. Email Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows

Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is managed by the staff of Maine Coastal Islands NWR.
PO Box 1735.  9 Water St. Rockland ME 04841. (207) 594-0600