With an inflow of funds, the Midland's I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center expects to add trails, bridges and bird blinds by this time next year.
The nonprofit is set to get a $1 million grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which comes in addition to $1 million matching funds already raised and $750,000 it hopes to raise in the coming months.
Building will begin with the main portion of the 3.4 mile trail that loops around the wetland area located near Interstate 20. Nathan Knowles, preserve land manager, tells the Midland Reporter-Telegram that after that they'll add boardwalks, bridges and bird blinds.
The plans also include space for a hawk tower, viewing platforms and a butterfly garden.