| PRAC to Close Books on Another Year|
| With one month remaining is this fiscal year, PRAC looks back on a year filled with new friends, new projects and great hope.|
This year we added a pedal boat to our fleet of rental touring vessels and enjoyed a huge increase in kayak/boat rentals. We were also awarded a Neighbors Helping Neighbors Grant from Singing River Electric that will be used for materials for Nature Tots. E3 Environmental donated an Enviroscape system that will be used for various educational programs, and Audubon Academy was bursting at the seams.
We had some awesome local artists featured in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery, and Hummingbird Festival was a huge success.
And speaking of bursting at the seams, the rental calendar for this year has been crazy with nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday booked for various special occasions, and sometimes double bookings to accommodate everyone.
We have hosted weddings, class reunions, retirement parties, birthday parties, graduation parties and rehearsal dinners.
This year also saw the creation of a community volunteer day that brought together Chevron, Ingalls and Mississippi Power for a shared project on site at PRAC. Singing River Hospital also participated through donation of waters and lunch. That spurred an interest in Singing River Electric who then spent a day at PRAC with a volunteer project.
As soon as COVID restrictions were lifted, schools began calling to book field trips, and this summer’s camp response has been phenomenal, and memberships are at an all-time high.
While PRAC is an entity of the National Audubon Society, funding for the Center must be raised through local programming, venue rentals, admission fees, memberships and donations from individuals, business and industry.
Any and all support is welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one, as a general donation or for Hummingbird Festival. Donations can also be designated as a monthly donation or a one-time donation.
For more information or to make a donation, click here. Click on the right hand boxes labeled “Donate” or “Membership”