$20K Grant Awarded to McAllen for Nature Center

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MCALLEN – The city of McAllen won $20,000 for improvements at McAllen Nature Center. It’s all a part of the “Meet Me at the Park” campaign.

It aims to revitalize and restore local parks and park programs across the country. The projects will connect children to nature, inspire healthy living and provide access to sports.

“We were one of the write-in options, so we had folks from McAllen and outside of the area write-in McAllen, Texas, and we beat out all the other write-in cities from across the country,” McAllen Nature Center Recreation Supervisor Tiffany Kersten said.

The McAllen Nature Center covers 20 acres. It is home to more than 300 species of animals and 200 species of plants.

There is also a mile of walking trails.

The $20,000 grant was made possible through a collaboration of the National Recreation and Park Association, the Walt Disney Company, ABC and ESPN.

For more information about the McAllen Nature Center visit http://www.mcallen.net/departments/parks/mcallen-nature-center.

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