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GHF Prairie Appreciation Day • Jackson County

Saturday, Jun 16th, 2012 @ 9am-3pm
Rachel Snyder Prairie • see directions • Mayetta, KS • Map

Come spend a day on the prairie with the Grassland Heritage Foundation (GHF). We will host the 4th Annual GHF Prairie Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Rachel Snyder Prairie. We’ll have fun family-friendly activities including walks, lunch, displays, a prairie scavenger hunt, and even opportunities to help with restoration work. Everyone is encouraged to bring their cameras and sketchbooks. An RSVP is requested.

New this year will be a photography walk led by noted nature photographer Jerry Sipe of Lawrence, KS and a prairie scavenger hunt for kids of all ages.

In addition to Jerry’s walk, we’ll again host a plant walk by Snyder Prairie Land Manager, Frank Norman and do prairie restoration work in the afternoon. Everyone interested in helping with the restoration should dress appropriately for field work which includes jeans, boots, and a hat. You should also bring a water bottle.

Snyder Prairie is located approx. 17 miles north of Topeka on Hwy. 75. To get to the prairie take Hwy. 75 to 158th St. (just south of Mayetta) Turn east on 158th St. and go approx. 3 miles to U Rd. Turn right (south) on U Rd. and proceed another ˝ mile to the gate. Parking is available along the road.

Snyder Prairie is a 140-acre native and restored tallgrass prairie owned by the Grassland Heritage Foundation. Prairie Appreciation Day provides the public with a rare opportunity to tour one of the largest remaining tallgrass prairies in NE Kansas and experience its unique beauty for themselves.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Bellemere at 785-840-8104 or

Contact: Kim Bellemere 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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