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Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

State of Pennsylvania - 2008 - PA Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence

Summary

Five participating municipalities of the Centre Region COG, acting through the Centre Regional Recreation Authority, created the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center from a twelve-acre farmstead and fifty-acre wetland. This endeavor has proven to be an important nature and recreation destination in the Centre Region, offering quality environmental education programs to more than eight thousand visitors a year, including tour groups, summer camp programs, community events, recreational activities and leisure programs.

Description

The Centre Region COG/Centre Region Recreation Authority receives the 2008 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence for establishing the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Five participating municipalities of the Centre Region COG, acting through the Centre Regional Recreation Authority, created the nature center from a twelve-acre farmstead and fifty-acre wetland, The center is located less than a mile from State College Borough.

This endeavor has proven to be an important nature and recreation destination in the Centre Region, offering quality environmental education programs to more than eight thousand visitors a year, including tour groups, summer camp programs, community events, recreational activities and leisure programs.

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Tags: Collaboration/Intergovernmental Cooperation, Economic and Community Development, Education and Training, Sustainability/Green Issues/Environment and Natural Resources, Youth Services





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