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Nature center coming to Naperville's Knoch Knolls

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Construction began with a groundbreaking Wednesday on the Naperville Park District's first staffed nature center, a 5,000-square-foot facility that will focus on water at the site where the east and west branches of the DuPage River converge -- Knoch Knolls park.

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Naperville Mayor George Pradel takes the stage from Naperville Park District Executive Director Ray McGury Wednesday as the park district breaks ground on its first staffed nature center, a facility with the theme "Celebrating water" at Knoch Knolls park.

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Knoch Knolls park in south Naperville is on track to welcome the Naperville Park District's first staffed nature center by the autumn of 2014. Park district officials, city and state leaders and descendants of original Knoch Knolls land owners Win and Irene Knoch gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking at the future site of the nature center.
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    • Construction began with a groundbreaking Wednesday on the Naperville Park District's first staffed nature center, a 5,000-square-foot facility that will focus on water at the site where the east and west branches of the DuPage River converge — Knoch Knolls park.
    • Naperville Mayor George Pradel takes the stage from Naperville Park District Executive Director Ray McGury Wednesday as the park district breaks ground on its first staffed nature center, a facility with the theme “Celebrating water” at Knoch Knolls park.
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