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Chop down a Callery pear, get a free replacement tree

With their white blooms, Callery pear trees are most obvious this time of year. This highly invasive tree threatens native wildlife and causes difficulties for private and public landowners.

Homeowners are invited to cut down their Callery pears and receive a free, non-invasive tree at upcoming buy-back events in the Kansas City & Northeast Kansas areas.

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April 9th, 2023|Conservation, Trees|0 Comments

Local artists share how sustainability shapes their work

Artists can help us reimagine our connection to the planet and move us toward a more sustainable future.

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Earth/Work: Artists and Sustainable Living series features conversations with local artists who share their creative paths and how nature plays into their life work.

The free series is held at the Charlotte Street Kemper Library, 3333 Wyoming, Kansas […]

April 4th, 2023|Art, Event, Resilience, Restorative, Sustainability|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

Mow electric with new rebate program

Are you ready to swap out your gas mower for electric? A new program can help.

The Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program just launched Mow Electric, a lawn mower rebate program to assist homeowners with making the switch from gas-powered mowers to electric mowers.

What are the benefits to electric-powered mowers? Electric mowers reduce carbon emissions, […]

March 28th, 2023|Air Quality, Event, Lawn & Garden|0 Comments