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About the Rotary Centennial Nature Center
How it Began- On June 8, 2004, Rotarians, friends, and elected officials met at the new site of the Rotary Centennial Nature Center to celebrate and hold a groundbreaking ceremony. To celebrate the occasion, Rotary leaders Sallie Parks, Jack Carson, District Governor Keith Kurber, and former International President Herb Brown spoke of partnerships and opportunities. A "big" check was presented to Friends President Sally Hess. The Dunedin, and Dunedin North Rotary Clubs raised $90,000 towards the renovation of the building, and enlisted other chapters and supporters to raise funds for the exhibits. The two Rotary Clubs adopted the Nature Center as a major fundraising project to honor the Rotary centennial, which occurred in February 2005, thus the center's name.

Honeymoon Island Nature Center Friends of the Island Parks, Inc. has contributed greatly to the funding and coordination of the project and continues raising funds. The Partnership in Parks program is matching the funds with a 40% contribution. Many other local groups and individuals have contributed time and funding as an expression of their excitement and appreciation of the nature center project. The Honeymoon Island State Park management and staff have contributed considerable expertise, knowledge and time in working with all concerned parties throughout the course of the project.

RotaryMore than a makeover, bath house 4 (northernmost) was moved to near the park entrance on St. Joseph Sound, has been fully renovated, and now houses exhibits, a media room, and environmental displays.

The Grand Opening was held on May 10, 2007 after NEARLY 3 years of planning and work. Stop by and enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of St. Josseph Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Engage in nature observation from the deck, and explore the new 1/4 mile nature center trail.