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Radium wildlife observatory to be donated

March 29, 2004

Albany-- Merck and Company is donating money and manpower to create a wildlife observatory at Radium Springs.

Merck used a nearly $7,500 environment awareness grant to landscape the overlook on the bank of the springs adjacent to the old casino. Merck employees also planted dozens of trees and shrubs, and helped clean up the area.

"It's a beautiful areas that many people take for granted. They drive by and can't see it. We've had several people come out on the Saturday's that we were out here and they were just in awe of how beautiful it is. It's been very exciting," said Environmental Services Director Stacey Starkmen.

The county and the DNR built the walking trail and observation point at Radium Springs. Merck plans to add educational wildlife displays and picnic tables soon.

The new wildlife observation point will be dedicated on April 17th, but you can already go out and enjoy the site.

posted at 5:55PM by dave.miller@walb.com