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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

The Lake Thoreau Environmental Center is a vital part of the function of the University of Southern Mississippi. It is ideally located just a few miles west of campus and is connected to campus by the Longleaf Trace. The property is rich in history, culture and philanthropy. The Mission of the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center is dual-purposed. First, we strive to provide an environment that inspires people of all ages to explore their connections with the natural world. Second, we provide a model for protection and stewardship of longleaf pine forests.

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