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Brock Environmental Center

A cloudy day did not deter us from attending the Community Opening Event last Sunday afternoon at the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach.   As detailed in the Virginian Pilot article, “The 10,000-square-foot, $5 million building will be the only one on Pleasure House Point, a 118-acre preserve wedged between Shore Drive and the Lynnhaven River west of the Lesner Bridge. It was slated for a residential development before the deal fell through and the city, the foundation and community activists stepped in to preserve it for $13 million in 2012.”  View

We parked on Marlin Bay Drive and took one of the many scenic paths winding through the area to reach the festivities.  These trails are very popular with many for tranquil views and peeks at local wildlife. A driftwood arch frames both the unique architectural design of the BEC and panoramic vistas of the Lynnhaven River.  The BEC is home now to both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River NOW.   ArchCath

Lots of excitement and plenty to do –   a band played on the deck, guests circulated around informative exhibits, and  children gathered in an area below  to try their hand at Gyotaku – a traditional method of Japanese fish printing.  Gyotaku2

We had the opportunity to meet many of the Volunteers and learn about wind turbines, solar panels, compostable toilets and renewable clean energy.  But as tour guide Penny Noulis shared with us, perhaps the main purpose of this unique Center  “is not just Education but also INSPIRATION.” We can’t wait for our next visit!

Imagine a building as efficient and beneficial as a tree.

Imagine saving one of the last natural areas in Virginia Beach from development.

Imagine producing all the power you need from nature.

Imagine eliminating the nastiest chemicals from where you work.

Imagine drinking rain water.

You don’t need to imagine anymore. We’ve done it.

THE BROCK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

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