A long-awaited event took place morning of April 20, 2013 at the Birch Bay State Park. It was ground-breaking, in more than one sense of the word.
Stacey McDaniels, BP Refinery Manager, was one of many dignitaries present to laud the staff and volunteers for their decade of dedication in conceiving, supporting and promoting the concept of an educational center within the park.
Actual construction will begin in mid-September, with a weather-proof space ready for completion by the time the snow falls. By next summer, educational exhibits and programs should be available for visitors who come from across the country and around the world.