Proposal to make eco centre heart of Jersey National Park

Mike Stentiford at the Frances Le Sueur centre. Picture: JON GUEGAN
Environmentalist Mike Stentiford at the Frances Le Sueur Centre in St Ouen’s Bay Picture: JON GUEGAN (16357498)

A STATES building named in memory of a champion of the Island’s environment could be given a new lease of life to attract visitors to the Jersey National Park.

Environment Minister Steve Luce wants to make the Frances Le Sueur Centre in La Mielle de Morville, in St Ouen’s Bay, the focal point of the park, which encompasses 25 per cent of Jersey’s coastline and countryside.

The centre was opened in 1995 as an educational facility for children to learn about St Ouen’s Bay. It was named after naturalist and botanist Frances Le Sueur, who with her husband, Dick, lived in the bay and campaigned throughout the 1960s and 70s to persuade the States to protect the area’s unique biodiversity, which was then under threat from creeping residential development.

 

 

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Comments for: "Proposal to make eco centre heart of Jersey National Park"

Squawkie L Pelican

It looks so out of place in the beautiful wild surroundings, tear it down and return it to nature.