Last Chance To Etch Name At Nature Center

An example of engraved pavers for the new Nature Center that are raising funds for the exhibits. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The new Nature Center building is done, and now the exhibits are being installed and the landscaping finalized. As work is wrapping up in anticipation of an April 22 grand opening, this is the last chance to order a brick or paver engraved with your name or message for the pathways outside the new center. The final deadline for ordering bricks and pavers is Wednesday, Feb.18.

A donation of $500 will allow for a 4” x 8” brick, which can be engraved with 1-3 lines of text with 18-20 characters per line. A donation of $1,000 allows for an 8” x 8” paver, which can fit 1-6 lines of text with 18-20 characters per line. Pavers also have the option of including the Pajarito bird stamp, seen in many places around Los Alamos. The engraving has a lifetime guarantee, so the text will last forever.

To make a donation and for information about ordering the bricks and pavers, call PEEC at 505.662.0460.

Donors so far have chosen engraved messages ranging from honoring a special person, to nature quotes, to funny sayings like “Don’t step on me!”

The new Nature Center is a public-private partnership between Los Alamos County and PEEC. Under the partnership agreement, the County was responsible for construction of the $4.3 million facility, while PEEC, a grassroots organization that operates a small nature center on Orange Street, will operate the new Nature Center. PEEC also is providing professional exhibits and new resources, including a planetarium and trail app, costing $1.2 million. The bricks and pavers are part of PEEC’s fundraising for the exhibits.

To make a donation and for information about ordering the bricks and pavers, call PEEC at 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit http://www.PajaritoEEC.org.

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