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Prairie progress

Revery Prairie, the native plant project on Middle Campus, is flourishing with a truckload of new additions.  

The College’s Prairie Keepers group has added 400 new plants, four new trees, interpretive signage, and inspiring poems to the triangle of land in front of the Mohr Student Center. Oats were sown to discourage weed growth and to enrich the soil in the unplanted areas. A half-dozen more trees will be planted this fall, and prairie seeds will be broadcast over the entire area this winter. 

Environmental studies students broke ground on the prairie in the fall of 2013 and seeded the beds in spring 2014 with a variety of native perennials.

The recent plantings mark the latest phase of restoration on Revery—a 200-year project to bring back the natural ecosystems that once thrived on the land now housing the campus.

To receive occasional updates on the progress of the prairie, contact Jim Cubit and asked to be added to the PrairieKeepers group.