Prairie Restoration
Jack McDowell, a land management coordinator for Franklin County Metro Parks, has identified and prioritized areas along the trail corridor where clearing and grubbing should take place to remove overgrowth, poison ivy and other invasive species. This will give some of the rare and endangered prairie plants a chance to regenerate themselves.  This ongoing project began on 2-19-05.

Click here to view additional information about the unique native grasses and wildflowers that can be found in Madison County. 
(Courtesy of Julia Cumming and the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District.)

Click here to view another excellent collection of photos of remnant prairie species in our region,
including instructions for a systematic way to identify plants you encounter.
(Courtesy of John E. Silvius, Professor of  Biology, Cedarville University)

Click on the small thumbnail photos to see a larger photo with captions. 
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