Welcome to the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge!
We are a non-profit, community-based organization founded in 2003 by local individuals dedicated to supporting the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge in its efforts to conserve, protect and enhance the rich diversity of coastal habitats, seabirds and other wildlife. Check out our 2018 highlights.
Click on the Upcoming Events to see what is happening at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center in Rockland.
Nature Journal Group forming at Visitor Center
Next monthly meeting is Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Click here for more information: Nature Journal Group
Learn more about Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and see why the Friends work so hard to support these wild islands.
We sponsor programs at the Visitor Center of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 9 Water Street in Rockland, Maine.
If you would like to receive e-alerts of upcoming programs for families and/or adults, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also manage a beautiful art gallery with a nature/conservation theme at the Visitor Center. Be sure to check out the gallery when you come to the visitor center in Rockland. The center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (except holidays) and on some evenings and Saturdays during special events. We are open for most First Friday Art Walks in Rockland.
Summer Island Interns
FOMCI supports the Refuge by contributing funds for seabird research and supporting student interns working on the seabird nesting islands during the summer. These interns are critical to the nesting success of our seabirds, protecting them from disturbance by humans and predators.
With the help of laptops that FOMCI purchased the summer island interns blog about their daily experiences. The blog can be found here.