Proposed National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center

Paris, TN – A $6.1 million Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge visitors' center is being proposed to be built on refuge land in Henry County's Britton Ford area. The 13,000-square-foot center will be paid for with federal economic stimulus funds. The new building would provide an administrative headquarters for Fish and Wildlife staff, which is spread out across West Tennessee. The building would also expand educational outreach programs with an auditorium and a hands-on interactive center. Deputy Refuge Manager Troy Littrell says community members who attended a two-hour forum last week in Paris were roughly divided either for or against the project.