The Alabama Wildlife Federation received a grant for $75,000 towards the second phase of a capital campaign to complete the NaturePlex Welcome and Education Facility at the Alabama Nature Center. This structure will contain a hands-on Discovery Hall, theater and auditorium, classroom with lab facilities, gift shop, staff offices, and a community room. The total budget for the project was $5,400,000. Accesses to nature and conservation efforts are vital to our state and also enhance the lives of our citizens.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation was established in 1935 to promote the conservation of wildlife and related natural resources in our state so that future generations of Alabamians could continue to enjoy and learn from the outdoors. Located in Millbrook, the AWF is dedicated to educating Alabama’s citizens about the proper use, management and restoration of our state’s wildlife, forests, fish, waters and soil. The AWF is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit, citizen-based conservation organization with over 25,000 members and supporters.
The Nature Center will serve to connect students and adults to our natural world in a real and meaningful way and teach them about the importance of wise use and responsible stewardship of our natural resources.