June 2015 Newsletter

Akin Prairie Walk Saturday

Please join us at the Akin Prairie this Saturday, June 6, starting at 10 AM. Kelly Kindscher will lead this prairie flower walk from 10 AM - Noon. The Akin Prairie southeast of Lawrence was the first prairie conserved by the Kansas Land Trust. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Jost at jjost@klt.org
Directions: Traveling on K-10 east of Lawrence, go two miles south on East 1900 Road, and 0.4 mile west on North 1150 Road. The location is 1850 North 1150 Road.

Conservation Challenge!

KLT friends and supporters, here’s your chance to double your impact on land conservation in Kansas!   KLT has received a $5,000 challenge pledge – a group of great conservation enthusiasts will match donations, up to a total of $5,000, if they are made to KLT by June 20.  So join the challenge by making a donation to KLT by June 20, and your gift will be matched, up to a total of $5,000. Contribute today to take advantage of the generosity of others. Visit our website to donate online, or send your donation, postmarked no later than June 20, to Kansas Land Trust, 16 E. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.  Working together we can save the beautiful places and open spaces that we all love! 

An Appeal to All

"We never should miss an opportunity to aid in preserving the Tallgrass prairie." - Dr. Nathan Bolls, Emeritus Professor of Biology, proud new member of the Kansas Land Trust.

Many Thanks to Ginny

KLT gives a big thank you to Ginny Moore for leading and serving the Kansas Land Trust the past four years as our executive director. Ginny wisely navigated KLT through new funder partnerships and launched a series of significant conservation projects some of which are still in development. Continuing to work with KLT as a consultant, Ginny will help KLT preserve in perpetuity more scenic Flint Hills properties.  

Notes on Nature                     

Milkweeds serve a valuable role in our world. The Isleta, a Pueblo tribe, treated inflammation from colds and sinus infections with ground leaf and stem of broadleaf milkweeds. This plant has some of the largest leaves of any shortgrass prairie plant. With growing concern about Monarch populations, milkweeds are an important food source for Monarch larvae.