The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is located on the beautiful seacoast of southern Maine. Your work will include improving trails and wildlife habitat at the Reserve as well as grounds and maintenance projects on our historic buildings. This entails getting dirty and working hard. The major project for the camp will be helping prepare for and staff a large weekend Nature Crafts Festival fund-raising event. Work involves set-up and take-down, assisting other volunteers and staff with food, parking, recycling, and many other jobs. For the two days of the festival, you will be working long days.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Volunteers will stay in a modern dormitory with comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, large dining table and common area. Rooms are generous in size and volunteers will most likely share their room with other members of the Volunteers for Peace group. Volunteers will cook meals as a group. Bring some recipes from home to share, and let us know if you have any dietary needs.
Lage und Freizeit
Wells, Maine is a popular tourist destination in the summer, when the small town’s population roughly triples in size. There are public beaches within walking distance and bicycles are available. The Reserve’s educational programs are available to volunteers. The Reserve has a private beach and many nature trails. The local Shoreline Trolley runs until early September (usually through the Labor Day holiday) and connects Wells with the nearby towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit.
There will be many opportunities to enjoy beauty and nature, along with informal discussions about topics of interest to the group. Bring music, games or other activities to share.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
About: The Wells Reserve is a research and education facility situated on 2,250 acres. It is a sanctuary for endangered plants and wildlife. The Reserve consists of forests, coastal marsh, beach and historic farm buildings. The Reserve’s full (and rather long) title is “The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve,” and its mission is to protect and restore coastal ecosystems, and educate the public about the beauty and importance of these places. The Wells Reserve is a beautiful and historic property with over 7 miles of trails and a beach. Our staff conducts research and teaches about estuaries (where rivers meet the sea) and also about other issues that relate to creating and caring for a healthy coastal environment.
You must send your arrival details to email@example.com so we can arrange to meet you. Please include your arrival information in your confirmation form. Volunteers cannot be accommodated before the start of this project; no early arrivals.
Please arrive to the meeting point on the day the project starts.
Volunteers should fly into Boston or New York City and take a train to Wells, Maine.
From New York City: Volunteers arriving in New York can take a train to Boston from Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station is at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, underneath Madison Square Garden. There, take AMTRAK to Boston, Massachusetts. AMTRAK number is 1-800-872-7245, a free call, or check their website Amtrak.com. International visitors can also call 215 856 7924.Trains take you to South Station in Boston. Or you can take the Greyhound Bus (1-800-231-2222…a free call) from Manhattan to Boston from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 625 8th Avenue and 42nd Street. This will also take you to South Station in Boston.
From Boston, Massachusetts: The best way to get to the camp is to take the Amtrak Downeaster train from Boston’s North Station into Wells, Maine. We will pick you up at the Train Station. See website: amtrakdowneaster.com. This will require public transportation from South Station to North Station. We encourage you to take the public train to North Station.
Good luck with your travels! If you have questions before the workcamp begins, contact Lynne Benoit-Vachon at 207-646-1555 x118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.