Construction Starts on ARK Education Center

Construction started in May for the new education center at the ARK trails which is being funded with the recent Entergy Environmental grant of $150,000.

Currently there are 2 miles of wooded trails that sit on the wildlife sanctuary located just 10 miles west of Hernando, MS. With the trails becoming more popular with outdoor enthusiast updates are needed to keep up with the increased public use.

Doug Thornton, Architect with AERC in Hernando donated professional services for the building design and recently cleared the trees from the site with his portable WoodMizer band mill.DSC_0936a

Interpretive signage has been installed along the 2 mile trail that tells the history of the land, identify the wildlife and environment setting that will add to the experience of hikers.

In addition to the above improvements, a chimney swift tower and bat nesting houses were recently installed as part of an Eagle Scout project. DeSoto County Greenways and the Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation are actively seeking contributions and sponsorships for each of the signs, restroom and pavilion.

Tax deductible sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and with each sponsorship a nice plaque will be displayed along with the improvements. With your tax deductible donation and support this will be a success for the people of DeSoto County and the surrounding areas for years to come!

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