September 11, 2022

Featured photo of Daveis Sanctuary, Peaks Island

Daveis Sanctuary, Peaks Island

Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay
Active since 2022
Maine, US

About this site

Daveis Sanctuary, 1994, Owned by  the OCT, 6.8 Acres

Designated in 1946 by Mary and Mabel Daveis as a songbird sanctuary, Daveis Sanctuary was transferred in 1977 to Maine Audubon and to the OCT in 1994. A conservation easement is held by the Peaks Island Land Preserve (PILP). The woods and waterfront abut Skillings Woods. 

The monitoring post is located at the entrance to Daveis Sanctuary. It is easily accessed at the end of Ocean Spray Lane, off Seashore Road at the northeastern end of the island. The post is positioned by the first of two cobbled beach coves next to a granite bench. Photos taken at this site will help monitor and document sea level rise, storm damage and erosion.  

Learn More about what impacts will sea level rise have on marshes, conserved lands, marine resources, and other nearshore resources.   

About Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay


Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay (OCT) facilitates the conservation of wild or undeveloped open space, scenic areas, and historic landmarks in the Casco Bay region; fosters low-impact and respectful access to these resources; and enhances the cultural, economic and civil well-being of residents and visitors. 


OCT is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends and climate adaptation projects. 


Coordinates: 43.668086, -70.183575

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