Boardwalk upgraded at Sunkhaze

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the upgrade and replacement of 630 feet of boardwalk sections along the Johnson Brook Trail at the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford.

The boardwalk sections were constructed by Great Northern Dock of Naples and installed by Borsetti Construction of Sebago. The five foot wide aluminum and recycled plastic boardwalks will allow visitors to experience miles of trails that traverse through unique wetland habitats and forested uplands. The project was funded through a Federal Public Use Transportation Fund.

The Johnson Brook Trail-head is located off of the County Road, near the intersection of the Stud Mill Road in Milford. The Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1998 and consists of more than 12,000 acres of conserved lands in central Maine. The refuge has nearly 10 miles of public access trails and roads that are open to the public. Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex and includes Aroostook and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuges.

To learn more about the Refuge, visithttp://www.fws.gov/refuge/sunkhaze_meadows.