Thu, May 04|
Prairie Restoration Workday
Join us at Prairie Park in Lawrence to help us return prairie to Prairie Park! Volunteers of all experience levels are welcome to join us as we remove invasive plants and plant back in native plants.
Time & Location
May 04, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prairie Park, Prairie Park, Lawrence, KS 66046, USA
About the event
If you are interested in learning about prairie restoration and how we support our existing prairies, these workdays are for you! This spring, we will be continuing the process of removing invasive trees and plants from the site, as well as sharing the importance of protecting our native plants. We need your help to clear away trees and other woody plants that outcompete our native prairie species. No experience needed- prairie experts will be there to guide you and answer any questions that you may have.
If you plan to attend any of the workdays at Prairie Park this spring, please RSVP using the following form: https://forms.gle/T6a9ojRULf8HJCQb8. We will be sending email reminders before each workday and will contact you at the email you provide if we need to reschedule the event due to weather or other circumstances.
Please make sure that you come prepared for working outdoors. This includes bringing a water bottle, snacks, bug spray, sun block, and a hat. Be sure to wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes. We will be providing all necessary tools and gloves, but feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable.
Click here for the location of the project site. This park is a city park and is adjacent to Prairie Park Nature Center and Preserve, just south of Prairie Park Elementary School, off of Kensigton Rd. The park has restrooms, a large, shaded park shelter, and a playground.
Support for this project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council.