Untouched prairie draws a crowd

Volunteers drive to attract visitors at tallgrass prairie.

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State News

February 3, 2020 - 9:40 AM

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — A group of volunteers has transformed an expanse of untouched native prairie grass into a destination for those who want to walk across the tallgrass that greeted settlers.

The Mount Mitchell Prairie Guards hope to preserve, protect and promote this area a few miles south of Wamego and east of a bend in the Kansas River as one of the few places left in the world to walk through untouched native prairie grass, The Manhattan Mercury reported.

“That’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else,” said Michael Stubbs, a member of the volunteer group. “That, to me, is one of the best attractions — actually being in the tallgrass.”

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