Preserving the Paradise Farmhouse
Discover, Preserve, Teach... Inspire
It’s time to take our programs to a new level by strengthening and expanding our multi-day programs and making the most of our resources.
The Norman Bird Sanctuary seeks $2.2 million to restore the 250 year-old Paradise Farmhouse into a nature retreat center that supports expanded environmental education programming for adults and families. This project will embrace the history and diversity of Mabel’s land to create a unique venue for ecotourism programs, while keeping with her vision. It is our hope to share this magnificent resource with urban youth groups, ornithologists, environmentalists and people from around the world who are interested in exploring her property.
The 6,000 square foot structure will provide overnight accommodations, common meeting spaces and public rooms for guests participating in multi-day programs and conferences at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. The sustainable design is based on the existing footprint of the structure and strikes a balance between preserving the building’s historical significance with up-to-date function and comfort. The restoration of the Paradise Farmhouse is an exciting opportunity to share the beautiful, natural resources of our wildlife refuge and surrounding areas with new visitors and learners. Beyond windows and walls this project represents the vision of the Norman Bird Sanctuary to educate and inspire.
Please join us as we work to make this vision a reality.
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