New observation deck debuting at Scarborough Marsh

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SCARBOROUGH – The Friends of Scarborough Marsh, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Maine Audubon’s Scarborough Marsh Nature Center are hosting the grand opening of the Scarborough Marsh Observation Deck on the newly-acquired Gervais family farm conservation land off of Route 1 on Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-noon.

A former microwave antenna testing tower on the property has been converted to a wildlife observation deck and scenic outlook open to the public. Interpretative signage will guide visitors through the various vistas available on the deck.

The acquisition of the property and subsequent renovation of the tower were made possible by the generous support of the following groups & foundations: the Gervais family, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Julie N Trustees, Ducks Unlimited, Davis Conservation Foundation, Land for Maine’s Future Program, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, town of Scarborough (park & land bond grant), Friends of Scarborough Marsh and Scarborough Land Conservation Trust.

The Scarborough Marsh Observation Deck is located at 53 Mason Libby Drive in Scarborough. There is a parking area with a sign for the Gervais property. It is a short walk to the observation deck.

For more information, contact Matt Howe, president of the Friends of Scarborough Marsh, at 370-0521 or mhowe1@maine.rr.com.

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