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Mayor Dean, Nonprofit Announce New Cumberland River Center

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced a partnership with Ingram Barge to create a new project called The Cumberland River Center.

The center will be located in the Bridge Building which was formally known as the Nabrico Building. The privately funded river center will be a place for residents and tourists to learn about the Cumberland River, water quality, and overall management of the river.

Dean was joined by officials from the Cumberland River Compact and the Ingram Barge Company at the announcement.

Newly named executive director Paul Sloan said some of the groups' successful programs over the years have included classroom education, helping farmers reduce their impact on local waterways and assisting local officials in understanding and implementing storm water regulations.

The group is based in Nashville but focuses on the entire 18,000 square miles of the Cumberland River basin.

Board Chairman Skip Lawrence said he expects the Cumberland River Center to be an educational resource for thousands of people.

The center will be open to the public beginning in the Spring of 2013.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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