JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary has seen a major improvement at its facility, and its due in large part to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Officials at the Audubon say that a deteriorating furnace and defunct air-conditioning unit is being replaced thanks to a Community Service Grant.
The Nature Center was constructed in two phases. The original section was built in the 1970s; the addition was dedicated in 1992. The original furnace and air conditioner still service one story of the old section. After an assessment, Audubon applied for and was recently awarded a grant to replace this worn out equipment.
More than 16,000 people visit the Nature Center each year. In addition, through a permit with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, it houses several animals for educational purposes, including fish, turtles, a toad, a snake, and some frogs.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.