Nahant Marsh Capital Campaign Exceeds the Goal
Despite the pandemic, a capital campaign for Nahant Marsh in Davenport has ended successfully. It began in 2019 with a goal of 3.7 million dollars, and it ended in January with a total of 4.2 million.
Executive Director Brian Ritter says that extra half a million dollars will be very helpful.
"We actually needed to exceed our goal because as everybody knows building prices have shot up over the last two years and that'll provide a buffer that'll allow us to achieve what we set out to do."
The money will help buy more land around the Marsh to be restored and act as a buffer with neighboring properties, it will pay for more trails, and it will pay for a new building that'll have offices, a classroom and lab, and storage.
Ritter says ground could be broken in the spring, with completion possible next fall.