Phase One Project Overview
This area, previously used for agriculture, will now provide important habitat to birds that migrate through here each year. Improvements will include new ponds and restored vegetation – valuable enhancements for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent wildlife.
With the goal of creating future stewards of the planet, the Center will give children and students a place not just to learn about this environment, but to explore it, which is how children learn best. There will be interactive bird, plant and wildlife identification apps using electronic technology, dipping ponds where they can gather and examine invertebrates that are vital to the marsh, and nature hikes.
The Walk in the Marsh will offer access for visitors. Stretching almost a mile and taking visitors deep into the wetlands, the Walk will be an extensive series of winding paths with interpretive displays and raised boardwalks featuring viewing hides for bird and wildlife watching.