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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is managed by the staff of Maine Coastal Islands NWR.
PO Box 1735. 9 Water St. Rockland ME 04841. (207)