14 August 2006
Little River Canyon Center Construction to Begin
Construction on the Little River Canyon Center is expected to begin by
mid-autumn, said Pete Conroy, director of the Environmental Policy Information
Center and the Little River Canyon Field School of Jacksonville State
Conroy led area and state officials on a tour of the Little
River Canyon Center site on Monday morning.
The center will be built on
property along Alabama 35, less than a mile from Little River
Conroy said the building will be primarily constructed of
materials that are natural or made of recycled substances.
will blend with the environment," he said. "We will definitely retain the scenic
views we now see in the background."
The center will include
meeting rooms, classrooms, labs, exhibit area, a gift shop, a catering
kitchen, a library, porches on the back and front, as well as offices for the
National Park Service personnel who manage the Little River Canyon National
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