Town of Kentville and DUC celebrate Miner’s Marsh
Amherst, N.S., August 12, 2010 – After many years of hard work, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Town of Kentville are celebrating the grand opening of Miner’s Marsh.
The Town of Kentville, DUC and a large number of supporters and community members were present at Miner’s Marsh this evening for the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
This project, funded by numerous community supporters, has resulted in a 1.5-kilometre walking trail, a new bridge, a viewing platform and interpretive signage. The trail, which can also be accessed by bicyclists and has portions that are wheelchair-accessible, will bring visitors around Miner’s Marsh. There, they will have the opportunity to see such wildlife as black ducks, wood ducks, bald eagles, muskrats, dragonflies and a broad variety of other waterfowl and wildlife.
“This project has really shown what Kentville is made of,” says Mayor David Corkum. “Our community members, organizations and businesses put a lot of hard work, support and encouragement into Miner’s Marsh. It is now a beautiful area for the entire community to cherish and enjoy, and I look forward to seeing people take advantage of it to bike, jog, bird-watch or just go for a walk with their friends or families.”
“Miner’s Marsh is the best of both worlds,” says Deanne Meadus, Manager of Conservation Programs for DUC. “It not only provides excellent habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife, but it also provides a fantastic recreational area for the people of and visitors to Kentville. It is a great example of how wetlands benefit not just waterfowl, but people as well.”
For more information, contact:
Krista Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Tel: (902) 667-8726 ext 227
Town of Kentville contact:
Mark Phillips, email@example.com
Director of Parks and Recreation
Tel: (902) 679-2541