Record year for Spring Fling
The latest incarnation of the Cooper Marsh Conservators’ Spring Fling was the largest to date, netting record amounts of visitors and funds raised. Conservators’ vice-chair Mike Chegrinec told
The News that 172 people came to the visitors’ centre on May 26 in order to partake in some wine and cheese, bid on some of the silent auction items, and just help the conservators with their work.
The auction saw 101 items up for bid, bringing in close to $3,000 – another record.
In the past, the Conservators raised funds to repair the boardwalks in the marsh. Their current project is to upgrade the visitors’ centre itself. They want to install new UV proofed windows to protect the artifacts from sunlight, replace some of the mounted specimens, and upgrade the display cabinets. They also intend to use some of the funds to pay their summer students.