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Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Our mascot, the Blanding's Turtle

Our Focus Area

Ask for a copy of our introductory booklet

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Peggy Ann Ayers, Founder
  • 113 Old Pool Road
  • Biddeford ME 04005
  • Phone: 207-590-3347 
  • Email:

    Alternate Contact

    • Dave Ayers, Co-Founder
    • 113 Old Pool Road
    • Biddeford ME 04005

Mission Statement

This Sanctuary is organized as a grassroots 501 (c) 3 public benefit land trust to carry out the goals of conservation, habitat enhancement, land management, and responsible stewardship for the benefit of the general public, various species of plant and wildlife (among those being the endangered Blanding's Turtle) and their surrounding habitat. It will be our mission to conserve, protect, and educate the general public to the value of the land and water resources, plant and animal life, and the natural terrain, for the ecological, educational, esthetic, historic, recreational and scenic value therein. BPWS IS A 501 (c) 3 PUBLIC CHARITY LAND TRUST CREATED AND DEDICATED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT ALL SPECIES THROUGH CONSERVATION, EDUCATION, RECREATION AND RESEARCH FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL.


Our focus area is defined as an area of significant wildlife habitat rich in vernal pools and home to the endangered Blanding's turtle and threatened spotted turtle and is bounded by Pool, Granite, West Sts. & Guinea Rd.

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 0.00
  • Membership: 195
  • Annual Meeting: December
  • Newsletter: Look on our NEWS and EVENTS page on
  • Acres owned: 200
  • Number of Parcels: 12
    • Founded: 2006
      2006 was our organizational year and we received notification of our 501 (c) 3 status on May 31, 2007. That year we acquired 3 parcels of land totaling 75 acres.  We acquired an additional 55+ acres on 3/27/08 and about 32 acres in March 2009.  In 2011 we received a gift of 3 parcels totaling almost 26 acres from the City of Biddeford.  That same year we completed a land swap and a donation of an additional 11 acres.  To date we have almost 200 acres forever preserved and "permission to use" agreements with 5 neighbors so that we can join our 5 miles of well marked trails for everyone's outdoor enjoyment.  PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION, VOLUNTEER OR OFFER SUGGESTIONS!  All contributions to BPWS are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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