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Prairie Project - Southwest Middle School (Completed)

Project Completed May 2013!

Project Report:

The Southwest Middle School project ran from November 2010 to May of 2013. Work was scheduled from March to May in years 2011 thru 2013 and from September to November in years 2011 thru 2012. With some work scheduled on Fridays in years 2011 and 2012. Meetings and planning with the School was conducted in November and December of 2010.

The original goal for the project was was to restore the school's demonstration prairie and native area, which had become overgrown with bush honeysuckle.  By the end of 2012 all invasive species(primarily bush honeysuckle) had been removed from the prairie as well as from other areas on school's property. The school then added native bushes and trees obtained from the state nursery in years 2012 and 2013. In total I was estimate that approximately one third to one half acre was restored during the projects life.