|Ernie Miller Nature Center to Participate in Water Garden Society Pond Tour on July 8 & 9|
The pond and stream in the Ernie Miller Nature Center’s Wildlife Viewing Area will be front and center when the center serves as one of more than 50 sites throughout the metropolitan area for the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City’s (WGSGKC) 2006 Pond Tour.
Built in late 2004, the nature center’s pond measures approximately 11 by 17 feet. There is also a small waterfall and about 17 feet of stream. Visitors can view the pond from the comfort of the Wildlife Viewing Room, or access it more closely through the nature center. Staff will be available to answer questions.
The tour will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9, rain or shine. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. While there is no admission to the Ernie Miller Nature Center or its pond for this event, purchase of a $10 punch card through the WGSGKC is required for anyone ages 14 and older wanting to visit other ponds on the tour. Tickets will not be available at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information about the tour, visit www.kcwatergardens.com.
For more information about the nature center or its participation in this event, contact Outdoor Education Manager Bill McGowan at (913) 764-8580 ext. 24.