Animal Care and Rescue Center

Financial Advisory


Completed

2018

CSP Role

Financial Advisory

Contact

Tabitha Atkins

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The ACRC is an integral part of the National Aquarium’s broader mission of Urban Conservation. It is projected that by 2050, 85% of all Americans will live in urban areas.

National Aquarium will use the ACRC and its Urban Conservation policy in a manner that inspires urban populations to protect local waterways and overcome the economic and social consequences associated with distressed marine habitats. Further, Urban Conservation policy promotes urban aquaculture, demonstration of pilot projects, and  their sustainable-job creation opportunities that link employment and regional food security. The ACRC will be the renovation of a 50,000 square foot print shop into a state-of-the-art-facility that will house various animal husbandry activities for the National Aquarium. The quarantine, animal care, and rescue services (for seals and endangered turtles) provided at the off-site ACRC are critical to the operations and mission of the National Aquarium.