UPDATE 10/8: Virginia Beach City Council approved a joint project between the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Outdoor Venture Group which enables the opening of Virginia’s largest “aerial forest park” in early summer and a conservation gargden in fall 2014.
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is proposing an expansion that includes a zip line and a coastal conservation garden.
Virginia Beach City Council is scheduled to vote on the project Tuesday.
Brian Solis with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation tells The Virginian-Pilot that the aquarium's foundation would partner with the department for the project.
Solis says the garden would free and open to the public. A $250,000 grant from the Williams Family Foundation would be used to maintain it.
According to city documents, the expansion also could include a butterfly garden, nature center and amphitheater.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com