Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

April 27, 2010

Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center and Headquarters at 65% Design Stage

The Design-Build team
The Design-Build team for the Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center and Headquarters met recently to review the planned design which is currently 65% complete. Shown left to right, beside the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project sign, are Steve Denbow, Architect, FWS Engineering; Marvin Cook, President, Wilderness Graphics, Inc.- Exhibits Contractor; Charles H. Boney, Jr., Principal Architect, LS3P Associates LTD; Gary Stillman, Sr. Project Manager, MWH Constructors, Inc.; Stephanie McArthur, Project Architect, LS3P Associates LTD.; Bryan Hagood, FWS Contract Specialist; Mike Bryant,Refuge Manager; Scott Lanier, Deputy Refuge Manager; Tyler Henderson, FWS Construction Representative and Bonnie Strawser, Refuge Visitor Services Manager. Not pictured is Walter Cowan, FWS CCITE Contract Specialist. Photo credit: Adam Fauth, FWS.

Artistic Rendering
Artistic rendering of the Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center and Headquarters scheduled for groundbreaking this summer. The facility will be approximately 18,000 sq ft and was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be built on a 35-acre site on the north end of Roanoke Island and is expected to open late summer of 2011. Rendering credit: MWHC/LS3P.