Did You Know? (Paint Factory)

Photo by E.J.

That the old Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory was purchased by Ocean Alliance, an ocean environmental group, to use as their headquarters?  Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne. Led by Dr. Payne and CEO, Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data they work with their scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health.  To learn more about Ocean Alliance and their restoration of the Paint Factory, visit their website at http://www.oceanalliance.org/ and don’t miss watching the fascinating and beautifully done video on the history of the Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory at http://www.oceanalliance.org/?page_id=354.  I think it is so great that this historic and iconic structure is being restored and preserved for future generations to enjoy; and especially for such an area appropriate re-use purpose.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

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