Throughout the summer, with funding from FOSM and support from the Eastern Trail Alliance, we helped put into action an information table, staffed with interns from the Maine Audubon, along the Eastern Trail Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check out this article posted in the Scarborough Leader to learn more!
SCARBOROUGH MARSH LECTURE SERIES
2017 – 2018
The Friends of Scarborough Marsh (FOSM) is pleased to launch its inaugural 2017 – 2018 SCARBOROUGH MARSH LECTURE SERIES. The monthly series has been crafted to deliver a range of interesting lectures on topics that pertain to the Scarborough Marsh and its environs—ecology, geology, function (e.g., in art, economy, natural resource infrastructure, recreation), history, vulnerability. This season’s lectures cover subjects ranging from sea-level rise and oyster aquaculture to marsh birds and human history. You will come away from each lecture with greater appreciation for Maine’s largest salt marsh and its vital place in our society and ecosystem.
Dr. Peter Slovinsky with the Maine Geological Survey will present the September 2017 lecture
Sea level Rise and the Scarborough Marsh
September 27, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Cabela’s Scarborough, Maine Store (100 Cabela’s Blvd.)
(follow the store signs to the lecture hall)
FOSM is very grateful to Cabela’s of Scarborough for hosting this month’s lecture.
Now that Summerfest has passed, and all of the prize winners have been contacted- here is a copy of the answers for our fun quiz about the marsh!
Thank you to all of the wonderful Volunteers, Quiz Participants, and Friends of the Marsh for making our Summerfest a successful one! Below is the article that was in the Leader, listing off our wonderful winners that took our quiz! Even with the rain delay, we still made it to Summerfest and drew names. Look for the quiz answers under our News & Updates tab on the site! Again, we just wanted to thank everyone involved!
The MDIFW is a wonderful friend of the Marsh, and has reached out to us asking to put the word out for volunteers to help their partners at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge transplant some plants! If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, and have some spare time on September 16th, volunteer with us at the Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area for the day. Your assistance will be needed to help >3000 plants be popped into pre-drilled holes in the ground. These will then be grown to strengthen that habitat as part of an expected relocation effort to help New England Cottontails once again thrive in our area! Parking will be at the Gervais barn on Manson Libby Road. Please RSVP to Brad so he can contact you if there will be a rain delay! We hope to see you there!
Where: Gervais Barn on Manson Libby Road across from Napa
When: September 16th at 8:30am *RAIN DATE Sept. 17th
RSVP: To Brad Zitske at Brad.Zitske@maine.gov
Conserve, protect, restore, and enhance the Scarborough Marsh.