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 installation of a woodland animal display, 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.
Wicomico County is in the process of removing invasive Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) from Pemberton Park. The removal process may take several years to complete. The goal of this project is to improve visitor experience and increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity.
What Visitors Can Expect: