Perdue Farms’ Perry associates help beautify new Warner Robins Nature Center in Georgia
“Our Nature Center is in its infancy and support from a leading community organization like Perdue means so much,” said Ben White, acting director of the Nature Center and biology professor at Georgia Military College. “We’re very excited about building a relationship with a partner like Perdue, which has a demonstrated record of community and environmental stewardship, and aligns perfectly with our mission of community environmental education.”
The Nature Center and Botanical Gardens will celebrate its grand opening during Earth Fest on Saturday, May 3 at Alex Ferguson Memorial Park in Warner Robins from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Warner Robins Nature Center and Botanical Gardens is a collaborative effort between Georgia Military College (GMC), Keep Warner Robins Beautiful (KWRB) and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) focusing on education, environmental awareness, and horticulture therapy. In addition, it is a ground-breaking public/private partnership initiative between the City of Warner Robins, Houston County, Warner Robins Houston County Housing Authority, and GMC, KWRB and NAMI.
This unique venue is home to indoor and outdoor off-campus biology classrooms, greenhouses, ponds, gardens, a walking trail and pavilion to provide an outside classroom setting on the nearly 10-acre site.
“We are happy to support the Nature Center through this donation and the volunteer efforts of our associates,” said Melissa Molaison, environmental manager at Perdue’s Perry operations. “At Perdue, we encourage our associates to come together with various stakeholders in our communities to improve the quality of life, and the opportunity to enhance the environment around the Nature Center aligns with our commitment to environmental stewardship.”
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