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Annual Report 2023

Creating Our New Conservation Center

NCLC breaks ground on new headquarters at Circle Creek

In 2023, NCLC broke ground on its new Circle Creek Conservation Center at the organization’s Circle Creek Habitat Reserve, just south of Seaside off Rippet Road. The project is more of a homecoming for the organization, which originally was headquartered at the Circle Creek Habitat Reserve before a fire destroyed the office building in 2012. Ever since then, it has been a goal for NCLC to rebuild at Circle Creek.

Before construction began, NCLC gathered with volunteers, supporters, and community members to say farewell to the old Circle Creek barn that used to reside on the property. It was the site of many NCLC events, activities, and gatherings over the years. NCLC also worked with staff and volunteers to salvage reusable materials from the barn before it was taken down.

Construction officially started in November and continued throughout the end of the year. NCLC is working with Cove Built Construction to build the new Circle Creek Conservation Center; O’Brien Design+Build served as the design consultant. Currently, the plan is to have the new building completed and operating by the end of 2024. It will include offices for NCLC staff and volunteers and shared work areas, in addition to multifunctional meeting rooms and community event and gathering space, including a covered patio, and trailhead access. The stewardship barn and Creek House will remain. Read More