WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is committing to provide up to $1.5 million to Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre as part of a renovation to the award-winning destination.
The funding comes in the form of matched funds if $3 million is raised in support of the interpretive centre project.
“The opportunity to enhance our space and visitor experience is exciting,” says Karla Guyn, CEO for Ducks Unlimited Canada.
“Since the interpretive centre was built more than 25 years ago, it has provided students and visitors with unique ways to learn about the natural world. We look forward to finding new ways of connecting people with wetlands within an updated facility.”
The funding, which will also support wetland education and conservation, is in addition to the $225,000 in annual operating funding the interpretive centre receives from the Manitoba government.
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, located just east of Stonewall, is open year-round and offers school groups and tourists a variety of guided programs. The centre features a theatre, a scenic cafe, a gift shop, meeting rooms, rooftop observation deck and interactive exhibits.