Saving the Blackland Prairie

Meredith’s Girl Scout Gold Award project focused on preserving the Blackland Prairie, a grassland eco-region with diverse plants and wildlife. Less than 1% of the Prairie remains due to extensive urbanization in North Texas. Over the course of two years, Meredith worked with Connemara Conservancy to create a method to remove invasive grasses and reseed native plants and flowers. Her success will be duplicated by the Conservancy on its remaining 72 acres.  She also created a pamphlet now used to educate people about preserving the native Texas eco-region.  Meredith is from Girl Scout Troop 603. 

Meredith harvesting seeds

Meredith harvesting seeds

Collecting native grass seeds to reseed the Blackland Prairie at the Connemara Conservancy

Collecting native grass seeds to reseed the Blackland Prairie at the Connemara Conservancy

Native Bluestem Grasses

Native Bluestem Grasses

First plot of native grasses Meredith grew at her home

First plot of native grasses Meredith grew at her home

Meredith instructing a group of volunteers how to plant batches of native grasses

Meredith instructing a group of volunteers how to plant batches of native grasses

 

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