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Conservation Program Update

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

On September 17 the Conservation Work Group met with the Foxtown East Neighborhood Association leaders to assess vacant lots in consideration for restoration with funding from the Health Forward Foundation. The groups discussed the potential for a community center, a branded entrance to the neighborhood, and a community garden.

The Policy Work Group met on September 25 to develop the Healthy Watershed Resolution, and to integrate other projects into HCA’s and our partners’ plans. Specifically, the Work Group learned about the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s KC Sprit Playbook and Mid-America Regional Council’s Green Infrastructure Framework.

Habitat Architects continues their restoration at Municipal Farm. They have removed several dead and undesirable trees to make room for the plantings later this fall. They have also planted water-loving species on the vernal pools’ edges.

Wetlands are needed as critical habitat for fish, waterfowl, and other wildlife. They purify polluted waters, and they help check the destructive power of floods and storms. Photo by Adison Banks.

The Conservation Work Group’s next meeting is October 15, from 4:00 to 5:30pm.

The Policy Work Group’s next meeting is November 20, from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

If you would like to join the Conservation Work Group or the Policy Work Group, or have any questions about HCA's Conservation Program, please contact Adison Banks, HCA's Land Trust Coordinator, at

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