Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has launched our first major fund-raising campaign. The Kingfisher Discovery Center Project will be a free-standing classroom adjacent to the Visitor Center on the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on US 17 halfway between Savannah and Hardeeville. Our original building plan has changed and we now plan to build the Center in two phases: Phase 1 will be a screened-in pavilion of about 2000 square feet in which classes, labs, and meetings will be held. When sufficient funds become available, the pavilion will be enclosed and provided with climate control. Wet labs and bathroom facilities will be included in Phase 1.
This facility will provide much-needed instructional space to bring local student and community groups into first-hand contact with the wildlife and wildlife habitat preserved by the Savannah NWR and managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
We are soliciting donations from individuals, groups and local corporations and foundations. A big Friends group thanks to the IKEA Distribution Center 490 in Port Wentworth which is our Phase 1 Lead Supporter having donated $18,300.
The Friends is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) charitable organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service to accept your tax-deductible donations of any size. What better way to show your support for the Friends than to donate to this worthy project, or to make a gift donation in a loved one’s name.
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