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Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Moss Point, Mississippi • April 2009-October 2011

Project Description

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center was faced with a significant challenge. In the midst of planning a new nature center building, they lost their property lease and were faced with the prospect not only of developing a design and a capital campaign, but finding a new site.

Acting as ongoing support for the local management team, I was involved in this process in a number of key steps:

  • I helped evaluate alternative sites and their potential to support a facility that would accomplish organizational goals while at the same time being financially sustainable.
  • I assisted in the revision/updating of a business plan to guide the new center’s development and operation.
  • I provided input on the design of the new center building and on the exhibits plan.

The new center opened in October of 2015.

“Dave Catlin’s talent lies in challenging you to explore all possible aspects of your project to ensure that you clearly understand what is realistic and achievable. Built into this approach is an eye for flexibility that will serve your project well in our changing times. My experience has been that this process honed my plan to as close to perfection as could be possible . . . and it worked!”
Dr. Mark LaSalle, Center Director

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