McPherson Valley Wetlands: Past, Present & Future

McPherson Valley Wetlands: Past, Present & Future

February 28th, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 West Hickory
Hesston, Kansas 67062
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This lecture will be IN PERSON!

Historically there were thousands of acres of wetlands in the McPherson Valley Wetlands complex. These wetlands were of extreme importance to migratory birds, even supplying railroad car loads of waterfowl to Kansas City restaurants. Over time, these wetlands were gradually drained off the landscape. Hear the full story of this unique wetland ecosystem and the plans for its restoration from a Public Land Manager perspective. Presenter: Jason Black

McPherson Valley Wetlands. Photo courtesy Jason Black, by Tim Bidrowski.