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Grassland Heritage Foundation preserves prairies in eastern Kansas through education, stewardship, and land protection.

Tallgrass Prairie Facts

Prairie arose in the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, and once covered 400 million acres over the center of the U.S. from Saskatchewan to Texas. Prairies are diverse communities dominated by grasses and wildflowers. 

Tallgrass prairie, with three-fourths of its biomass

underground, created some of the most productive

soils in the world. Prairie thrives amid drought, fire,

and grazing due to root systems up to 15 feet deep. 

Only 1% of the native tallgrass prairie remains today due to fire suppression and intensive crop production, making it a globally endangered ecosystem. Remaining prairies now include the Flint Hills of Kansas and Oklahoma and small remnant prairies, such as The Prairie Center in Olathe, Kansas and GHF's Snyder Prairie, Leadplant Prairie, and Roulund-Wagner Prairie.

Only 1% of the native tallgrass prairie remains today. . . 

Join a community of            prairie protectors

You can directly support prairie land management, land protection, and education in northeast Kansas as a GHF member and donor.

GHF provides hands-on prairie restoration opportunities, academic scholarships, and workshops on prairie management, native plant gardening, and prairie ecology.

Members receive the GHF newsletter, discounts on fee workshops, discounts at GHF's annual native plant sale, and workshop & event notifications. 

What you can do to protect prairie

Join Grassland Heritage Foundation. Become a member of a community of prairie enthusiasts and protectors.

Visit and enjoy prairies with friends.  

Help GHF restore prairie.

 

Add native plants to your garden. They are needed by native pollinating insects, they reduce erosion, and they use less water.

Apply for a scholarship to advance our understanding of prairie ecology and restoration.

Encourage your city, county, and state to include prairie remnants and native plants in park and landscaping plans.

Keep exotic invasive plants out of your yard, parks and plant nurseries. 

Events

Prairie Education and Restoration Workday

Join us for a volunteer workday supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Saturday

May 11, 2024

9 am to 12 pm

Native Plant Sale in Emporia, KS

Join us at the PAROC as we host a Native Plant Sale with educational opportunities as part of PAROC's Science Saturday on May 11th. GHF will give a "Basics of Native Plant Gardening" talk at 3pm and 4pm. Our friends at Native Lands Restoration Collaborative will give an educational talk on native plants at 2 pm, followed by an opportunity for the community to learn about the riparian restoration work underway north of the PAROC.

Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center at Emporia State University, 601 East 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801

Saturday

May 11, 2024

2 pm to 5 pm

GHF's 12th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

Join us on the courtyard of Trinity Episcopal Church in Downtown Lawrence, KS for our 12th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale! We will have around 60 different species of native Kansas wildflowers and grasses available for sale. We will once again offer pre-orders exclusively for GHF members. Visit our Native Plant Sale webpage for additional details.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Saturday

May 18, 2024

10 am to 1 pm

National Prairie Day Celebration and Restoration Workday

Join us on National Prairie Day to celebrate prairie and the completion of our grant-funded prairie restoration work at Prairie Park! We will have educational opportunities for all ages as well as hands-on volunteer opportunities to support the restoration project at Prairie Park! We will extend the celebration from from 1 pm - 3pm at the remnant prairie behind the Prairie Park Nature Center in conjunction with Lawrence Parks and Recreation. at All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Saturday

June 01, 2024

9 am to 12 pm

Prairie Education and Restoration Workday

Join us for a volunteer workday supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Tuesday

June 11, 2024

5 pm to 7 pm

Groundhogs at Snyder Prairie

Join Groundhogs volunteers as we complete various stewardship activities at GHF's Snyder Prairie. Email Nicole at grasslandheritage@gmail.com for further information.

Snyder Prairie, Mayetta, KS

Saturday

June 15, 2024

TBD

Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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