Sebago Lake Ecology Center
Located in Standish at the intersection of Routes 237 and 35, the Sebago Lake Ecology Center contains a wealth of environmental resources for adults and children. While visiting the center you can take a guided tour of our Nature Trails or if you are interested in lake-friendly landscaping, our Low Impact Development and Garden Demonstrations display ways to reduce stormwater runoff and also native plants used to filter runoff.
Inside, you may peruse our resource library containing books ranging from field guides to informational texts on ecology, wildlife, and nature discovery and appreciation. Our children’s library contains books about wildlife, water, aquatic habitats, fish, and science projects to inspire and nurture environmental stewardship at a young age.
The Ecology Center also boasts a new display featuring two preserved Common Loons and information about why they are so special. We have free maps, brochures, and landscaping resources. Many of our materials may be borrowed. The Ecology Center is open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; please call ahead to confirm hours or to book a tour or presentation.
Crushed stone and gravel
No mow zone
Open top culvert
Erosion Control Mix
Our educators are passionate about teaching about the environment and natural resources, especially Sebago Lake. If you are interested in bringing a group to the Ecology Center for an educational presentation, please contact the education coordinator.