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Pingree celebrates federal funding for MARC

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Brunswick was recently awarded nearly $500,000 in federal funding for the new Midcoast Athletic and Recreation Complex, a move celebrated by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.

The town on Thursday was approved for $492,137 from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund to help pay the $1.67 million cost of the first phase of complex, which will feature eight pickleball courts, a skatepark and a walking trail in Brunswick Landing alongside the town’s Recreation Center.

Pingree is ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the National Park Service. She’s also a member of the Congressional Pickleball Caucus.

“It’s important that our towns embrace the positive health, social and community impacts of outdoor sports like pickleball, which is the fastest growing sport in America,” Pingree said in a statement. “With the addition of the Town of Brunswick’s Midcoast Athletic and Recreation Complex, Brunswick Landing will truly be a hub of innovation and community growth.”

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