City of Jacksonville unveils Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center


ALMOST TWO DECADES IN THE WORKS. THIS MORNING JACKSONVILLE OFFICIALS REVEALED THEIR LATEST PROJECT OF THE CITY’S ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY. NINE ON YOUR SIDE’S CAMILA BARCO REPORTS. NAT SOUND A TWENTY- ONE YEAR PROJECT IN THE MAKING UNVEILED WEDNESDAY MORNING IN JACKSONVILLE NAT SOUND DON HERRING, CHAIRMAN OF STURGEON CITY NONPROFIT ACCEPTED THE KEYS TO THE NEW STURGEON CITY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER. “The limit will be endless now with the new building.” THE 11-THOUSAND FOOT FACILITY INCLUDES CLASSROOMS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND LAB USES. “We got to do water sampling, we took the futility, the nutrients to see what’s living in the water.” LOCATED AT THE FORMER WASTEWATER TREAMENT SITE –WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE POLLUTION OF THE NEW RIVER BACK IN THE 1970’S AND 80’S. THAT’S WHEN, THEN MAYOR GEORGE JONES CREATED AN INITIATIVE TO RESTORE THE RIVER. NAT SOUND SCIENTISTS BEGAN THEIR EFFORTS TO FILTER OUT THE POLLUTED WATER IN 1998. “We begn using oysters and byvalve, to clean the water and extoririation to clean the bottom of the river.” THE SITE NOW SERVES AS A PIECE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY. “This site has allowed us to tell the story of envionrmental stwearship and envionrmental restoration.” OFFICIALS SAY THE FACILITY WILL BE MORE THAN JUST CLASSROOMS, IT WILL BE AN ECONOMIC DRIVER. “It can be repurposed as an event center for events that happen for when they dont conflict with the science and education programs.” ALL IN AN EFFORT TO NOT REPEAT HISTORY AND SAVE THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM. IN ONSLOW COUNTY, CAMILA BARCO 9OYS. UPTOWN GREENVILLE COULD LOSE ONE OF ITS BREWERIES

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