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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.Heron Center sign

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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.

 

Groundbeakers, from left, Kathy Berg, Secretary of the Friends of Birch Bay State Park; Ted Morris, Manager of Brich Bay State Park, area manager for Washington State Parks, including Birch Bay; Stacey McDaniels, BP Refinery Manager, Scott Walker, President of Friends of Birch Bay State Park; and Darrel Hillaire, Lummi Nation Elder;

Groundbeakers, from left, Kathy Berg, Secretary of the Friends of Birch Bay State Park; Ted Morris, area manager for Washington State Parks, including Birch Bay State Park; Stacey McDaniels, BP Refinery Manager; Scott Walker, President of Friends of Birch Bay State Park; and Darrel Hillaire, Lummi Nation Elder;

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.

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