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SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Pemberton Park Nature Center in Salisbury on Friday, May 5.

“I am so excited for the nature center to finally open,” said program director of childcare and environmental education Fallon Jackson. “Visitors will be able to learn about the park’s history and participate in environmental education programs.”

Renovations to the nature center were possible due in part to a grant from The Palmer Foundation, whose mission is “to inspire meaningful change with the greatest impact on public health and livelihoods to forge stronger, happier, and more successful communities.” The Lischick family was instrumental in supporting funding for the project.

Renovations include the installation of a woodland animal display, a Russian tortoise touch tank, reptile exhibits, interactive educational displays, and upgrades to the upstairs classroom.

The Nature Center is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

To learn more about Pemberton Park, visit www.PembertonPark.org.

(Photo Courtesy of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism) Pictured from left to right are: Wicomico County Recreation Superintendent James Simmons; Wicomico County Recreation Program Director Fallon Jackson; Palmer Foundation Representatives The Lischick Family.

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