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Va. aquarium expansion includes zip line, garden

Monday - 10/7/2013, 6:44am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is proposing an expansion that includes a zip line and a coastal conservation garden.

Virginia Beach's City Council is scheduled to vote on the project Tuesday.

Brian Solis with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation tells The Virginian- Pilot (http://bit.ly/1ghO5FM ) 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.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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