Harris Nature Center Foundation river overlook

Here is a link to more information on the Harris Nature Center Foundation’s project for a river overlook:


Jay Hanks


One response to “Harris Nature Center Foundation river overlook

  1. Message from Barb Kissling, President of the Harris Nature Center Foundation:


    Kit Rich from Harris Nature Center forwarded your e-mail to me. I am the President of the Harris Nature Center Foundation. Thank you for your generous pledge!

    I have attached a proposed sketch drawn by the Meridian Township landscape architect, Jane Greenway, for the river overlook. We are currently working on raising money for the overlook and have almost $5000 in the bank. Jane estimates the cost to build around $26,000. We are applying for grants, contacting possible donors, and holding fundraising events to raise money. The October 4th fundraiser was a kick-off for the Foundation and the overlook project. The event generated a lot of good publicity. Construction will begin when we have the total funds.

    The river overlook is a much needed outdoor classroom for the Nature Center as well as a wonderful observation and resting area for the casual visitor to the park. I was a teacher and brought students to the Nature Center to study the river. It was difficult to have 50+ middle school students near the edge of the river to safely observe it. The overlook is desperately needed.

    The Foundation welcomes the participation of the Lansing Oar and Paddle Club in this project! If you have any questions, please e-mail me. Thank you again!


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