Title

Article on the Scarborough Marsh, which comprises 3,100 acres of grasslands, wat

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-1995

Pages

33-37, 67-68

Abstract

Article on the Scarborough Marsh, which comprises 3,100 acres of grasslands, waterways, mudflats and tidal pools, noting that it is one of the wildest places in Maine, yet it is surrounded by civilization. Bruce Lincoln, an employee of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said that during the late 1950s, local sportsmen's groups and conservationists began to recognize that the marsh was being threatened by development. The sportsmen's clubs quietly petitioned the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The state eventually paid almost a million dollars (90 percent of it from federal funds) to 186 landowners for the 3,100 acres that are now protected. New development along the rivers and streams that feed the marsh still threaten to raise pollution to unacceptable levels. With a history of human incursion in the marsh.

Subjects

Scarborough Marsh, Wetlands

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