Grant: 14-008C
Project Title: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Lighting Display
Project Manager: Kirt Rusenko
Organization: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Grant Amount: $7,050.00
Completion Date: 2015-07-30

Summary: This project will allow Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to replace and upgrade its current outdoor lighting display and purchase a permanent version of STC’s Traveling Light Display. The outdoor display will demonstrate good and bad types of fixtures and/or bulbs to provide environmentally friendly lighting. Sea Turtle friendly lighting will be discussed, as well as advantages of this type of lighting for human safety, cost savings, and reducing sky glow.

Results: The project approved for this grant in the amount $7,050 is for one stand alone display and one wall display. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Inc, the grantee, has added a second wall display to the project with additional funding from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Inc. The contract with the company Wilderness Graphics for all three displays was completed and was further modified for visual additions to the displays for a total of $12,700 with all the additional cost funded by / Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Inc. All three displays have been completed, delivered to Gumbo Limbo and mounted at the Center.