These are duck nesting boxes and have been added to Marblehead’s conservation areas with permission of the Conservation Commission. The idea and installation are all courtesy of Tony Santosus, representing Duck’s Unlimited, the world’s largest conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring wetland and waterfowl habitat.  ( .

There are five boxes: two at Ware Pond, two at Black Joe’s Pond, and one at Heron Pond in the Forest River area.

Construction and donation of these boxes was a joint effort involving Ducks Unlimited, Comcast and  the Danvers Fish and Game club.  This project was one of activities included in Comcast’s community service program “Comcast Cares” (