Preserving and Enhancing the Natural Resources and Visitor Experience of Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park—90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay—is owned and operated by the Town of Cape Elizabeth. Here you can visit the iconic Portland Head Light and Museum, relish awe-inspiring ocean views, wander diverse natural environments, play on recreational sites, and discover ruins from a long maritime and military history. The Friends of Fort Williams Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, preserves and enhances the natural resources and visitor experience of Fort Williams Park by providing planning and stewardship for projects that support the Park’s ecology, accessibility, and open space.

Join Us at the 9th Annual Garden Tour

Ocean views, ornamental trees and shrubs, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, stone work, historical homes, and more – this self-guided tour of 8 private gardens promises to be one of the best!

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Jennifer Scarpitti-Nelson joins the Friends of Fort Williams Park

A resident of Cape Elizabeth, Scarpitti-Nelson has more than 20 years of financial and management experience, most recently as manager of finance and administration at Common Good Ventures/Lift360, a Portland-based nonprofit dedicated to strengthening leaders, organizations, and communities in New England. She replaces James McCain, who left FFWP in January to concentrate on his landscaping business.

“I am thrilled to be on board and continue all the great work that the Friends of Fort Williams Park board, staff and volunteers have begun,” Scarpitti-Nelson said. “James’ leadership will be big shoes to fill, but Fort Williams Park is a favorite place for me and my family, and to be able to be a part of an organization that is so committed to preserving and enhancing all that Fort Williams has to offer is exciting.”

Scarpitti-Nelson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Prior to working for Lift360, she held several positions at The Standard insurance and investment company, including senior pension administrator and vice president of retirement services.

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