The Stratford Ecology Center will change its name to the Forest Ecology Center, according to a press release on the organization’s website.
The center’s logo was inspired by the word ‘forest,’ and the name is a reference to the area’s forest ecosystems and its natural resources.
The center’s primary mission is to enhance and promote the environment, said its executive director, Jessica Blevins.
‘The forest is the heart and soul of the world,’ she said.
‘It is our natural habitat, our primary source of carbon, and the natural home for the world’s wildlife.’
The center has offices in Fort Myers, Florida and New Jersey, and Blevs said they plan to open up additional locations in the future.
‘We are working to have a permanent facility in our city, but it’s not a definite date yet,’ she told ABC News.
The Stratford Environmental Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and its director, Erin Kuehne, said the organization has received funding from foundations like the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Institute for International Policy.
The nonprofit group’s website has more information on the project and the process for its naming process.