Restore Habitat with Native Plants April 19

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Logo-LittleBlueActivities: Plant native bushes and trees to feed wildlife
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Kansas City, MO

What to expect: Little Blue River Watershed Coalition (ST 2428) and Friends of Lakeside Nature Center (ST 175) will be planting native food source bushes and trees, such as deciduous holly, wild plum, and Ozark witch hazel. These food-bearing species will replace invasive Asian bush honeysuckle that has been removed along the trail at the Nature Center. Join us as we discuss why bush honeysuckle is disruptive to the watershed and help us plant native replacements as a wildlife food source.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day celebration at Lakeside Nature Center is ‘Wildlife in Swope Park’.

What to bring: Come prepared for working outside in dirty, possibly muddy, places. Dress for the weather. Otherwise, shovels and other equipment will all be provided!

For more information: Call Larry O’Donnell at (816) 679-7772 or visit lakesidenaturecenter.org.

Directions:
 
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From I-435 take Gregory Blvd. exit and travel about 1.5 miles west. From 71 Hwy. take Gregory Blvd. exit and travel about 1.0 mile east. Ample parking is available, but carpoolers are appreciated!
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25th-ST_Logo-Color-FinalThis habitat restoration event  is part of “25 Days of Stream Team” and counts as a stamp on your stream team passport if you submit an activity report. Learn more about all 25+ events and the passport program 
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