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Go Native: From Plain to Prairie, Restored Prairie Tour • Douglas County

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 @ 8:45am-12pm
Walmart Supercenter • 550 Congressional Drive • Lawrence, KS • Map

Join us as we tour two properties in Douglas County that have restored prairies that range in size, year since establishment, and plant species composition. The tour will be led by Frank Norman, GHF Rachel Snyder Preserve Manager, and Brad Guess, owner of the Guess Prairie.
Tour participants will view small tracts of prairies that were restored 9, 12+, and 21 years ago and for comparison purposes the Guess Prairie, an unplowed, prairie hay meadow. The tour leaders will discuss their prairie establishment goals, seed mixes used in their restorations, and strategies to manage their prairies. They will also review (and you will see first hand) how their prairies compare to the Guess Prairie. The tour sites occur on two properties found less than a mile apart on the same country road so this is a great opportunity to see several distinctly different, restored prairies without traveling a long distance.
We will meet at the SE corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot at 6th and Waukarusa in Lawrence at 8:45 am and car pool to the first site, arriving at 9:00 am.
An RSVP is required to Kim Bellemere, GHF Education Coordinator, at If we have to postpone because of inclement weather, we will contact participants via email either the night before or very early on the morning of May 30.

This walk is the final event in the "Go Native: From Plain to Prairie" restoration workshop series. It is free and open to the public. Prior attendance at the restoration workshops is not required.

Contact: Kim Bellemere

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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