Volunteers planting native shrubs.

Rabbitat Planting Party

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, National Public Lands Day

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 220 ME-77
Scarborough, ME 04074
United States

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About the Event

Plant native shrubs and young trees to create and restore habitat for the endangered New England cottontail rabbit in one of Maine's National Wildlife Refuges. Activities will include planting native shrubs, digging holes, hiking, chatting about local wildlife and conservation, and snacking while enjoying scenic views of the tidal Spurwink River in Scarborough, ME.

Two volunteer shifts are available for this event, feel free to sign up for one or both.

What to bring

Comfortable boots/closed-toed shoes, hats, sunscreen, water, bug spray. Please bring your own work/gardening gloves if you have them. Please bring lunch if you're staying the whole day. Rachel Carson NWR will provide shovels, snacks, water, and limited gloves for volunteers who do not own gloves.

Youth Instructions

Insect and weather hazards may be present depending on the type of day. There will be volunteer opportunities for most age groups, but there are not facilities on-site.


Contact Sarah Dudek at sarah_dudek@fws.gov or .

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