An Ecopark represents a symbiotic relationship between conservation of the natural landscape and a space for business development. Ecoparks marry concepts of business development with the idea that the natural landscape should be preserved and protected.
Growing Green's goal is to help businesses interested in locating within the Ecopark incorporate Green Energy Technologies within their facility as well as focus on socially sustainable practices that benefit the health and well being of the employees.
Compassion for the land does not have to be in direct opposition to business development. But it does require that we constantly research methods that help us all begin Growing Green together!!
The Ecopark will maintain 29 acres of Wetland Rehabilitation, 47 acres of Hardwood Forest, and 38 acres for Business Development.
Image courtesy of MD Architects!
It will be named in honor of the Smith Family! It is their kindness and desire to see everyone enjoy the area they have lovingly cared for over the past 80 years!
Because of their love of nature, animals, and compassion for Growth in Morgan County, the Ecopark will have the following features:
Welcome Center & Wildlife Rehabilitation
This project will involve restoring the Old Barn for use as the Welcome Center and Wildlife Rehabilitation facility. It will include educational resources and historical facts about our community. It will also be the start of the Hiking Trails.
There will be two designated Playground Areas and one Splashpad location. We're excited to incorporate fun Tree houses in the Treetop play area!! And there will be a playground and Splashpad area next to the Soccer Fields.
We welcome citizens to join the committee for designing and helping with the Tulip Tree Dog Park!! The only requirement is a massive love of dogs!! We're really excited to incorporate fun play areas for our furry friends.
Sycamore Soccer Fields
These fields will be open for all age groups, but will focus on youth leagues 12 and under.
Butterflies need lots of native flowers to fuel their migration!! By focusing on planting native flowers we'll be helping our Bees as well.
We welcome citizens who live near the Ecopark to join the committee for helping to create the Covenants and Restrictions!! This is a strategic committee and we invite local participation and representation.
Green Energy Technologies
As a nonprofit, we're able to apply for grant funding which can be utilized to help implement green energy technologies within business facilities to help offset their operating costs.
We're excited about helping businesses think and perform in Greener ways!