Pedal into Summer: 3 Scenic Bike Routes

It’s time to embrace the warm weather and enjoy the great outdoors. What better way to celebrate the long weekend than embarking on a biking adventure? Here are three local bike trails to kick off your summer.
1.Rock Island Trail, Missouri – 13.5 miles
The Rock Island Trail is a popular gravel trail through picturesque landscapes including […]

May 24th, 2023|Biking, Nature, Parks, Recreation|0 Comments

Snap pictures for the Nature Challenge

Spring is here, and the birds and bees are out. Enjoy the outdoors this weekend and snap pictures for the City Nature Challenge. Help document wildlife in your neighborhood and community.

Join an international challenge to help your city discover and document the most plants and wildlife in an urban area with the City Nature Challenge from April […]

April 25th, 2023|Event, Get involved, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Share comments on Kansas City Parks Master Plan

What should Kansas City parks look like in 2032?

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, and is currently seeking input from the public.

It is hosting three public open houses in April with information and interactive activities to engage residents and to gather […]

April 4th, 2023|Event, Get involved, Nature, Parks, Recreation|0 Comments

Spring into action: Your ultimate guide to tree planting

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance program educates people about all the critically important benefits created by urban trees, why these trees need extra care, and the proper ways to give them that care. Here’s expert advice on planting trees in Kansas City.
By Bridging the Gap

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in […]

March 28th, 2023|Green Tip, Lawn & Garden, Nature, Trees|1 Comment

8 native plants with spring blooms

Brighten your garden with spring ephemerals and hardy perennials for blooms from March to May. After winter, pollinators are seeking nectar and pollen. You can add beauty to your garden with flowering spring plants that help pollinators thrive.

Here are 8 popular flowers that provide spring blooms, attract pollinators, and are native to Kansas, Missouri, and […]

March 8th, 2023|Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Nature, Pollinators, Prairie|0 Comments