Welcome to the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that conducts environmental research, restoration and education programs related to our local environment. Located in the historic coastal village of Somesville, Maine, the Sanctuary protects and conserves over 230 acres of forested and wetland areas surrounding Somes Pond, and provides public access to these areas through a well-maintained trail system.  We provide a variety of year-round public and school education programs in natural history and conservation topics related to our local environment.  The Sanctuary’s headquarters building overlooking Somes Pond offers the perfect natural setting for our public education programs and is a popular meeting/retreat space for other organizations.

Please go to Oak Hill Conservation Campaign for information about an important effort to protect our watershed by acquiring a valuable habitat parcel adjacent to the Sanctuary, wetlands, and inlet stream. Ways to help by spreading the word or donating are detailed.