From all of us here at Friends of Scarborough Marsh, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the over 40 volunteers that came out to help clean up the Marsh on Saturday! It was a beautiful day, and we all were amazed at the trash that was found. From car bumpers, to TV's, we wouldn't have been able to get it done without you! Keep your calendars marked for the next one on April 27th, 2019!
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 Jannelle family has donated approximately three acres as an addition to the protected area of Scarborough Marsh, the largest salt marsh in Maine. Located at the end of Roundabout Drive off Black Point Road, the parcel consists of marsh and woodlands, and provides an upland buffer to the 3,200-acre Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Scarborough Land Trust worked in partnership with Friends of Scarborough Marsh to fund and carry out the land transfer. The Town of Scarborough assisted with road title issues. The property has been deeded to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, which owns and manages the Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
“Our family is pleased to have added this property to the Scarborough Marsh,” said Alan Jannelle.
“The Marsh is a treasured part of Scarborough," said Paul Austin, President of Scarborough Land Trust. "Thanks to the generosity of the Jannelle family, three more acres are now conserved for wildlife habitat and scenic enjoyment."
The Jannelle family ran a well-known building and contracting company in Scarborough called F. X. Jannelle, Inc. on Ferry Road. They built and took care of many houses in the Prouts Neck area. The grandson of F.X., Neal Jannelle, Sr., died in 2009, and his wife, Barbara, in 2010. Their children, Karyn, Alan, Brian and Brenda, decided to conserve their family's land and adding the property to the Scarborough Marsh made the most sense.
"We were pleased to play a role in this project, and hope other landowners around the Marsh will consider doing the same with their land" said Rick Vogel, President of Friends of Scarborough Marsh.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock added, "We are grateful to the Jannelle Family, Scarborough Land Trust, and Friends of Scarborough Marsh for taking the time and effort to protect this land as part of the Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area."
Read the full article in the Scarborough Leader.
The Jannelle family has donated approximately three acres as an addition to the protected area of Scarborough Marsh, the largest salt marsh in Maine. Located at the end of Roundabout Drive off Black Point Road, the parcel consists of marsh and woodlands, and provides an upland buffer to the 3,200-acre Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Friends of Scarborough Marsh worked in partnership with the Scarborough Land Trust to fund and carry out the land transfer, and the Town of Scarborough assisted with road title issues. The 3-acre property has been deeded to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, which owns and manages the Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Friends of Scarborough Marsh and the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center have been working hard on behalf of the marsh for many years, and recently celebrated with a gala evening of great food and fun. Founders of FOSM were recognized, as was the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center which marked its 40th anniversary this year. Featured guest speakers were Patrick Keenan (Biodiversity Research Institute) and Chandler Woodcock (Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife). HONOREES: Our founding board members (2000): C.D. Armstrong (President), Richard B. Anderson, Kathleen Bayley, Phil Bozenhard, Stephanie Cox, Ann Delehanty, Mike Mallar, Roger Mallar, Laurene Sedgeley. Exceptional merit award: Eddie Woodin. HOST COMMITTEE: Roger & Frances Jane Addor, Richard Anderson, Ro & John Bloom, Don Endrizzi & Peggy Pennoyer, Sam & Babs Fleming, Susan Koch, Lucy & Bill LaCasse, Charlie & Sally Lee, Rick Murphy, Rick & Celeste Shinay, Rick & Brenda Vogel, Sue & Doug Williams, and Saco Biddeford Savings. With special thanks to our sponsor, Eddie Woodin & Co. as well as students from the Portland Conservatory of Music. View pictures on Facebook!
The Friends of Scarborough Marsh has received a donation of $500 from Biddeford Savings Bank. Biddeford Savings serves their local communities through volunteer efforts and donations to help make a difference where they live and work.
"Biddeford Savings is proud to support the Friends of Scarborough Marsh," said Lori Boucouvalas, vice president and branch manager of the bank's Scarborough location. "This group serves a vital purpose and through this donation we hope the organization can continue to its efforts to conserve, protect and restore the Scarborough Marsh for future generations."
Rick Vogel, Friends board member, gratefully accepted the gift on behalf of the organization. "We very much appreciate this donation," he said. "These funds will go a long way toward helping us safeguard the marsh and restore its habitats. Support from local businesses like Biddeford Savings is vital to our efforts on behalf of the marsh."
Conserve, protect, restore, and enhance the Scarborough Marsh.