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A Kansas Suburb Is Replacing Farmland with Native Tallgrass Prairie

Big Bull Creek Park between Edgerton and Gardner in Johnson County has been open to the public since 2018. (Photo by Mackenzie Martin / Harvest Public Media)

Much of what is now farmland in the Great Plains was once native prairie. And in some places - like the Kansas City area - the land is now being converted back to its original state. Harvest Public Media’s Mackenzie Martin has the story.


Learn more about Big Bull Creek Park in Johnson County. 

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