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    Help Rennovate the Magee Marsh Boardwalk

    How many birders have made their way down the boardwalk at Magee Marsh, pausing amongst the crowds to gawk at a Blackburnian Warbler or Philadelphia Vireo, enjoying the opportunity to visit with friends old and new and enjoy some of the most spectacular spring birding on the continent? Thousands? Tens of thousands?

    brbannerIt has undoubtedly been a lot over the 25 years that it’s been in existence. And as The Biggest Week in American Birding has grown from an item of local interest to an international birding event that boardwalk will probably feel the footsteps of thousands more. Needless to say, those boards have endured a bit of wear and tear over the years and the original Warbler Way is overdue for renovation. The  decking and rails need to be replaced, the tower needs to be stabilized, and various other improvements need to be done in order to ensure that the boardwalk remains open to the public.

    The Friends of Magee Marsh group has given $25,000 to get the project started, and Phase One has been recently completed.  All work will stop during peak migration and Phase Two will commence June 1.  During the renovation most of the boardwalk will remain accessible.

    Magee Boardwalk Showing Need For Repair

    The Friends of Magee Marsh is asking for your support with this endeavor. Donations can be made via a PayPal button on their website www.friendsofmageemarsh.org or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/friendsofmageemarsh. Visitors to the Biggest Week will also see donation boxes and envelopes along the boardwalk and elsewhere where they can make a donation on-site, too.

    The ABA is proud to co-sponsor the 2014 Biggest Week in American Birding. We’ll have more on that event in the next month, but we look forward to seeing to there, hopefully on a brand new, structurally sound boardwalk!

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    Nate Swick

    Nate Swick

    Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog. A long-time member of the bird blogosphere, Nate has been writing about birds and birding at The Drinking Bird since 2007, but can also be found writing regularly at 10,000 Birds. In the non-digital world, he's an environmental educator and interpretive naturalist. Nate lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children, who are not yet aware that they are being groomed to be birders.
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    • Jean Parker Vrahiotes

      Can’t some money be given for the boardwalk upkeep from the birding festival itself. Let’s face it if the boardwalk wasn’t there that festival would be no good the boardwalk is the gym of that Birding Festival

    • Jean Parker Vrahiotes

      Who are the other sponsers of this festival

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