Free Press reports on funds awarded to Darling Marine Center for K–12 education program
The Free Press reported the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund recently donated $2,000 to the K–12 education program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The donation is a portion of proceeds from Damariscotta’s annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival. Since the festival’s inception in 2001, it has raised over $125,000, all of which has been donated to local schools and environmental organizations for marine education, according to the article. This year’s donation to the DMC will help provide teaching resources and classroom supplies for students who visit the center, and help defray field trip costs for schools within the Damariscotta River watershed, the article states.