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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Office of University Communications

MEDIA ADVISORY

4/18/2011

Dedication Ceremony

WHAT: Dedication of Lake Thoreau Environmental Center at the Eubanks Preserve.

WHEN:10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

WHERE:  Lake Thoreau (see map and directions below)

SPECIFICS:  The creation of the Lake Thoreau Center for Environmental Education and Research, which consists of the Eubanks Preserve and the adjoining Longleaf Preserve, honors the intentions of Mr. Eubanks while enhancing the University’s instructional, research and public outreach programs.  

MEDIA CONTACT:  Beth Taylor, 601.266.5170 (office) or 601.297.4077 (cell)

·         From campus: From Golden Eagle Drive, head west on Fourth Street for 5.6 miles. Turn right on Thoreau Road. Entrance is 0.88 miles on the right.

·         From I-59: Head west 5.1 miles. Turn right on Gravel Pit Road by Lake Serene Grocery. As Gravel Pit Road dead ends, turn left on Fourth Street. Go 1.4 miles and turn right on Thoreau Road. Entrance is 0.88 miles on the right.