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Tallgrass Prairie

National Preserve - Located near Strong City

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On November 12, 1996, legislation was passed creating Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills or Central Region region of Kansas. A new superintendent was assigned to the site in February 1997, and planning activities for the preserve are now underway.

The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass ecosystem. Of the 400,000 square miles of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American Continent, less than 1 percent remains, primarily in the Flint Hills.

The preserve is 10,894 acres, but most of that land will remain under the ownership of the National Park Trust, which purchased the land in 1994.

The lint Hills area is in both the Neosho River Drainage Basin and Lower Republican River Drainage Basin.

Location: 226 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls Kansas 66845 Telephone 620-273-6034 Fax 620-273-6099

(Cottonwood Falls) Tallgrass Prairie

12/09 Coming to The Cottonwood Falls area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

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