“Work is set to begin this month or next to remove grass and invasive growth in the selected areas, where crews then will plant a native Midwestern prairie mix and tend it until it’s established. Kevin Finnegan, director of parks, said the new plants should be in full bloom by 2022.
“With their deep roots, native plants help absorb and filter stormwater, cleaning it before it reaches our rivers,” Finnegan said in a news release. “The plants also provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.”
Meadows are set to be installed or expanded on eight total acres in the following parks: Ashbury Greenway, Bailey Hobson Woods Park, Brook Crossings, Buttonwood Park, Century Farms Park, Knoch Knolls Park, Olesen Estates, Willowgate Square and Wil-O-Way Park.”