A local trails enthusiast wants to use an Anderson County prairie preservation site as a model for an area at the Lehigh Portland Trails.
The Anderson County Prairie Preserve, just north of Welda and bisected by U.S. 169, features 1,450 acres of tallgrass prairie and serves as both a nature preserve and an outdoor research laboratory. It is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Kansas and managed by the KU Kansas Biological Survey.
Randy Rasa, who helped develop the Lehigh Portland Trail system, attended a volunteer workday at the prairie in April, helping pull weeds to help preserve the plants being studied.
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