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Pascagoula River Audubon Center celebrates grand opening

Hundreds attended this morning's dedication and grand opening of the new Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX) Hundreds attended this morning's dedication and grand opening of the new Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX)
The 10-acre site includes an interpretive center with interactive displays, an art gallery, boat dock and plenty of inviting trails which enable visitors to explore and enjoy nature. (Photo source: WLOX) The 10-acre site includes an interpretive center with interactive displays, an art gallery, boat dock and plenty of inviting trails which enable visitors to explore and enjoy nature. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

It is the new gateway to nature tourism on the Coast and a showplace for the Pascagoula River. Hundreds attended this morning's dedication and grand opening of the new Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point.

The 10-acre site includes an interpretive center with interactive displays, an art gallery, boat dock and plenty of inviting trails which enable visitors to explore and enjoy nature.

Gov. Phil Bryant recalled the creation story in Genesis and said this beautiful place must be something like the biblical Garden of Eden.

The center’s director, the always energetic Dr. Mark LaSalle, said the long awaited opening is the culmination of a decade of planning and working with great community partners. He watched a child enjoying the nature's play area, and said, "That's what it's all about, reaching youngsters at an early age and letting them enjoy all this natural beauty."

The grand opening continues with three days of special activities at the Audubon Center in Moss Point.

Steve Phillips will have the story on the new nature center tonight. Look for it tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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