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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Nature Conservancy Celebrates Opening of Angus Gholson Jr. Environmental Learning Center

Published May 15, 2008
Renowned botanist Angus Gholson Jr. of Chattahoochee was honored by The Nature Conservancy today as the namesake of a new environmental center on the Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Bristol.

The 6,295-acre preserve includes bluffs as high as 200 feet along the Apalachicola River, rare steephead ravines, and a wide variety of rare plants and animals.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. With funding from the voter approved Florida Forever program and our generous donors the Conservancy has helped protect more than 1.2 million acres in Florida since 1961. Visit us on the Web at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/florida/
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