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Parking area and trails are open—for now.
Restrooms, buildings, and Laudholm Beach are closed.

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Water Temp
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Wind (mph)
18
Next High Tide
1:15am
Today’s Sunset is at
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Upcoming Events

Saco home damaged by Patriots Day Storm 2007

Hurricanes in Maine: Past, Present and Future

June 24, 2020 6:30pm

Join us to explore hurricanes in Maine, and how their risk level is affected by climate change.

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There are 13 upcoming events in May

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Education

Understanding Nature

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Each year, thousands of children and adults participate in educational programs at our “living laboratory,” in our barn classroom, and in a modern teaching laboratory.

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Conservation

Defining Best Practices

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The Wells Reserve protects 2,250 acres of coastal habitats on Maine's southwest coast. The site serves as a model for best management practices in conservation. 

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Research

Measuring Change

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Science is at the core of our mission. Our team of researchers works to ensure healthy salt marsh ecosystems by studying watersheds, estuaries, and the coast.

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Weddings

A historic site with abundant open space for hosting your Maine coast wedding

The Ideal Wedding Venue