MOSS POINT -- Audubon officials announced this morning that the $1.6 million Pascagoula River Audubon Center contract will go to Coastal construction of Biloxi.
The center, to be built on a 10-acre tract along Rhodes Bayou in downtown Moss Point, will be started within the year.
"Soon we'll be standing on the porch, saying what a great thing we have done and what a great view," said Dorothy Shaw, head of the center advisory committee. "It will mean so much, not just for Moss Point, but to the state and the region."
Jackson County Supervisor Melton Harris said the county is also ready to begin the $1.1 million project to raise the Dantzler Street bridg over Rhodes Bayou, giving the center better access by water.
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, focusing on birds and their habitats, as well as other wildlife.
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