Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall 2012 Mixer and Committee Initiative

We had a great mixer, meeting and prairie walk on September 30, 2012.  The prairie continues to progress and is seeding out nicely for the fall and winter.  Bird experts have already reported an effect on the numbers and types of bird species using the park since the prairie restoration started.  

At the mixer, we began a committee initiative by establishing two committees to help keep this great effort moving forward.  Several supporters formed a Fundraising Committee which will engage in efforts and plan activities for 2013 to raise funds to support the next phases of the prairie restoration.  We also formed an Education Committee which will work toward providing more information about the prairie to the local community and encouraging local schools and organizations to conduct field trips and other activities to learn about the importance of native prairies.  If you can help with either or both efforts, we need your energy.  Please send us an email with a request to join the email list of either committee and from the communications on those lists you may identify little pieces of work that you can contribute to see the prairie restoration complete and see this prairie endure.