Upgrades at Anchorage wildlife refuge underway

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has unveiled $3.1 million worth of improvements to Anchorage's Potter Marsh, which attracts eagles, waterfowl, moose and fox, among other wildlife.

Among the enhancements to the 540-acre site are 1,000 feet of new boardwalks, wildlife viewing decks and viewing blinds.

The new boardwalks meander along the north and east ends of the marsh, offering wide viewing platforms from which birders can look for the many species that inhabit the marsh.

More improvements are scheduled for this summer. 

The marsh is located at the southern end of Anchorage at mile 112 of the Seward Highway, within the 32,500-acre Anchorage Coastal Wildlife refuge.

Visit www.wildlife.alaska.gov.

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