The Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge supports the refuge in its mission to conserve and protect wild islands to provide important habitats for an array of wildlife species throughout the Gulf of Maine. We do this by raising funds to supplement the refuge budget, developing and staffing the Rockland visitor center and educational programs, and volunteering for special projects.
Our Rockland visitor center features a wall-size map of the entire coast of Maine and its islands. We have a short film highlighting coastal islands and their value to wildlife, and the work of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. There are exhibits, a gift store, an art gallery and an outdoor seabird island replica. We can recommend local hikes and puffin viewing trips. Admission is free.