June 26, 2021
Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a 3,200-acre saltwater marsh in southern Maine. It is the state's largest salt marsh. This is a Western View, including Nonesuch River.
Photos taken at this site contribute to a time lapse video that serves as baseline data, and allows for close observation, measurement, and analysis of long-term climate change trends.
Salt marshes filter both the merging fresh water and sea water and provide food and shelter for numerous species of birds, fish, mammals, and shellfish. Marshes also act as Carbon Sinks capturing and storing harmful greenhouse gases. Learn More.
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Learn More about what impacts will sea level rise have on marshes, conserved lands, marine resources, and other nearshore resources on the Community Intertidal Data Portal.
The Friends of Scarborough Marsh is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the protection , restoration , and enhancement of the Scarborough Marsh through conservation , research , and education .
Our efforts include: projects and studies to understand challenges and potential for restoration; land conservation initiatives; education and public outreach events like clean-ups and our lecture series. We invite you to join us. You can help!
The Friends of Scarborough Marsh are part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends and climate adaptation projects.