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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

In honor of Earth Day we in New England have the good fortune to enjoy and celebrate Maine’s Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

Photos above and below show the salt marsh and forest of this stretch between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth, which also features beach dunes and coastal meadows. Established in 1966, it was named in 1969 for Rachel Carson, marine biologist and environmentalist whose landmark book “Silent Spring” forever changed our outlook on the indiscriminate use of pesticides and gave rise to the modern environmentalist movement.

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a valuable resource, and a truly lovely place to enjoy nature. For more information, have a look at this website.

Been there? Done that? Floated along the stream in an inner tube? Let us know.

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