Saturday, October 15, 2005

Prairie Passages in Kansas

This is a U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration program:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/greenerroadsides/sum03p4.htm
with beautiful brochure, I'll share at class next Tuesday. Among other things, it is a "pioneering partnership, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas were funded by the Federal Highway Administration to develop a plan for a national wildflower corridor...planting of native wildflowers and grasses along roadsides." !!

In the brochure: "A VANISHING PRAIRIE: Many roadsides in eastern Kansas allow the motoist to appreciate a vanishing prairie. Will less than one percent of the tallgrass prairie remaining in North America, these roadsides preserve and display this unique native landscape. Please help us preserve and protect the roadsides by not picking wildflowers and native grasses or stopping along the roadway."

;-)

1 comment:

geoWIZard said...

Bill - Since August 2004, environmental education leaders from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska have been seeking collaborative ways to promote local "Adopt-a-Habitat" service learning crews to interact with regional KAWS Chapter demonstration sites ...

Also see running coments inspired by the F1RST Annual Kan-ED Network Conference in Wichita, KS (Jun-2005) that are posted as Pathfinder Passports(cc) ...