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KC Wildlands sets May 10 Workday at Ernie Miller Park
POSTED: 04/28/2014
A prairie remnant at Ernie Miller Park will be the site of community restoration work during a Kansas City Wildlands workday planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10.

Interested parties are invited to assist with this prairie restoration effort by planting prairie species grown from locally-collected seed. This is a great opportunity to help with hands-on restoration and conservation work on the metro area's ever-dwindling wild acres. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under Fun For All and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “community service”

Participants should dress for the weather - long pants are suggested. KC WildLands will supply work gloves and drinking water. Some tools will be provided on-site, but participants are encouraged to bring their own hand shovels.

Ernie Miller Park is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and is located at 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

For additional information or to register for the May 7 workday, call KC Wildlands Coordinator Linda Lehrbaum, at (816) 561-1061 x116 e-mail her at

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has conducted similar workdays at Ernie Miller Park and other locations in the past in conjunction with KC WildLands. An affiliate of Bridging the Gap, KC WildLands is a coalition of resource professionals, private conservation organizations, and conservation-minded citizens established in 2001 to restore and manage the remnants of Kansas City’s original landscape. Other charter members of the group include park and recreation agencies throughout the area, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and Kansas Wildlife and Parks.

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