Gulf Coast Eco Center construction starts in fall
At the May 23 City Council Meeting, Gulf Shores City Council voted to accept, award and a execute a grant with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ACDNR) for the construction phase of the Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability.
Funding for the project was awarded through the RESTORE Act as part of the Deepwater Horizon Response & Restoration efforts.
A bid opening for the construction of the Eco Center facility will take place this summer, with construction estimated to begin in early fall.
The Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability is a world-class ecotourism and experiential learning facility that will utilize a curriculum focused on beach ecology, environmental conservation, and sustainability in nature and communities. The facility will include educational classrooms, outdoor learning spaces, organic gardens and greenhouses, learning laboratories, interactive sustainability infrastructure, team-building areas, accessible trails and pathways, and more.