Spotting scope to be erected at Marine Park, funds still needed

Published on Thu, Apr 17, 2003
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Spotting scope to be erected at Marine Park, funds still needed

In memory of Reg Campin, a long-time local resident, teacher and principal at Blaine schools, a spotting scope will soon be erected at Marine Park.

The scope, an SM-1000 telescope with steps, will stand near the third shelter and will be free of charge to use.

�This is really going to be nice to have,� said Jim Jorgensen, a main influence with the project. �You can watch different birds or watch boats going by.�

The scope, he said, has already been purchased through the Reg Campin memorial fund, however about $1,000 is still needed.

�We�ve ordered the scope and it should arrive some time next month,� Jorgensen said. �But we still need money and are accepting donations.�

Due to the fact there have been two incidents of vandalism at Marine Park, the new scope will not be enclosed, Jorgensen said.

With the summer months coming, more tourists and local families, will be coming to the area.

�We love hanging out here at the park,� said Mary Matthews, a local mother of four children. �The kids love watching the birds, the boats and just the water. And having a scope here will be even nicer.�