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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

A September 2006 trip to Wells by MonnieR

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Quote: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds.

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Photo, Wells, Maine
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Back in the early 1960s, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was on everyone's must-read list. Challenging the ever-more-common use of pesticides, the book helped change people's outlook on the environment -- certainly mine, at least. But it wasn't until nearly half a century later, when I visited this wildlife refuge, that I realized Carson was more than a Ralph Nader of all things outdoors; she was first and foremost a marine biologist. From 1936 to 1952, in fact, she worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, ultimately as a writer-editor, and she spent summers in West Southport, Maine.The ...Read More

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
321 Port Road
Wells, Maine 04090
(207) 646-9226