Lime Hollow Supporters Celebrate Nature Center's 20th Anniversary
Supporters of the Lime Hollow Nature Center gathered there on Saturday to celebrate the nature centers 20th anniversary and also look at the plans for the future.
Lime Hollow held a Pioneer Celebration on Saturday morning. Lime Hollow Executive Director Glen Reisweber says the event was to thank those long time supporters who have been behind Lime Hollow’s mission from day one, but also to recognize those who have helped out along the way.
Attendees were also given an update on the nature centers new outdoor education building which is currently under construction, building trades students at the Onondaga, Cortland and Madison BOCES are currently building the new Education Center off site, it will be brought to the nature center and assembled. The facility will offer space for environmental science students during the school year and also provide more space for the nature centers summer camp program.
The new building will cost about $650,000. A nearly $400,000 grant from the state parks department is helping to cover the costs.
Reisweber says over the past few weeks’ volunteers have removed nearly 40 tons of debris from an old mill site that borders the nature center, the 10 acre site was donated by Bestway Enterprises, Reisweber says the old mill and other outbuildings will be repurposed and used by Lime Hollow.