Fish hatchery in Neosho gets another $1M

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - The National Fish Hatchery in Neosho will receive $1.04 million in federal stimulus money.

Most of the money will be used to increase the energy efficiency of the new visitors center. About $100,000 will be used for solar water heating systems for Pallid Sturgeon rearing facilities.

Groundbreaking on the center is planned for July 1, and construction is expected to take about a year.

The center is expected to include a book and souvenir shop, an exhibit hall with displays on the history of the hatchery, a display of artifacts, a large aquarium, a training room with a wet lab, and video-viewing equipment.

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