The Park Hill South HS class of 2008 donated a gift of native prairie grass for the entrance to the school. On community service days, PLT leads students in land conservation activities.
Platte Land Trust has volunteered our knowledge and volunteers to enhance and help the Park Hill School District care for the prairie and outdoor classroom.
Currently planted in big blue stem, native wildflowers – with purple blooms, of course – and other native prairie grasses are being planted to increase the diversity of the prairie planting. SEE GALLERY ▼
The flowers will provide food for pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. Milkweed plants are included to support the declining Monarch butterfly populations.
Students help maintain the outdoor classroom by removing invasive plants such as Asian bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard under the guidance of PLT and Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers. Students also plant native grasses and flowers to enhance the natural area and support wildlife.
Do you want to help?
For more information about Platte Land Trust, contact the President of the Board of Directors.
Carla Dods, 816-716-3402