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City is bringing prairie to the parks

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Anyone who has been to Schwarz Pond Park lately might have noticed signs saying prairie restoration is going on. Seems weird for an urban area, but it could be the wave of the future.

A company called Applied Ecological Services killed the turf grass in areas near Schwarz Pond Park and Erickson park last fall and this spring prepared the soil for prairie foliage. Last week the company planted its prairie mix in the areas said AES branch manager Chris Raebel.

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