4th O.U.R. Saginaw Project
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Hi <<First Name>>!

We are thrilled to announce the fourth and final project in the O.U.R. Saginaw series: an outdoor classroom/nature play area at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw!
The Zoo owns approximately 16 acres of vacant land adjacent to the developed zoo site. This property has the potential for low-impact site improvements that could significantly enhance the zoo's overall interpretive nature learning offerings to the community.

An outdoor classroom and nature play area could be established on the property near the new interpretive nature trailhead and the existing Zoo parking lot. A nature play area can take many forms, but generally incorporates natural features such as boulders, logs, soil, native plants, and other natural materials in a relatively low, un-programmed outdoor setting designed for children to play and learn within.

An interpretive nature trail, with accompanying signage geared towards families and children describing the natural features present on and relevant to the existing conditions of the vacant property, could also be established with relatively low overhead.
Additionally, the control and removal of invasive species identified on the property will further enhance the property's conservation values and make way for the future establishment of greater native plant density and diversity. The area to be improved will contain the nature trail, family-friendly interpretive signage detailing the site's existing natural features as well as those in the process of being established, and the development of the nature play area as detailed.
Funding for this project has been generously provided by the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network. 

Learn more about the O.U.R. Saginaw project and the other projects in the network here
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