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Local Group Stages Prairie Appreciation Day

This Saturday, the Grassland Heritage Foundation is offering a unique opportunity to take a close-up look at native and restored prairie. The group will hold its 3rd annual Prairie Appreciation Day at Snyder Prairie, south of Mayetta. Events include a prairie walk and hands-on prairie restoration activities. Angie Babbit is the foundation's president. She says that prairie is a remarkably complex ecosystem, and it's a great mechanism for storing up excess carbon that might otherwise end up in the atmosphere:

Prairie Appreciation Day events are free and open to the public, but an RVSP is requested. You can find out more online at grasslandheritage-dot-org, or e-mail

(online readers: Prairie Appreciation Day events will take place at the Snyder Prairie. This is an area of active native and restored prairie, with all the components of the prairie ecosystem. If you choose to attend, the Grassland Heritage Foundation encourages you to wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and to bring a filled water bottle and sunscreen. Water will be made available to refill water bottles brought by participants.)

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