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Nature Center's Grand Opening Draws Large Crowd

AUGUST 26, 2004 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - The second state nature center opened yesterday in Jonesboro with Governor Mike Huckabee and about 800 others in attendance.

The new center, called the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center is three stories tall and cost $1.8 million.  It has prehistoric artifacts, aquariums, a wildlife viewing room, and a 15-minute, high-definition feature film on the formation of the unique Crowley's Ridge landscape.  Admission is free.

The first center opened in Pine Bluff and is called the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center.  Two more are planned, one at Fort Smith, the other in central Arkansas.  The centers are funded by the Amendment 75 conservation tax approved by voters in 1996.

K8's Lauren Payne has more information on this story in the Community Coverage section of this Website.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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