People play an integral role in the conservation and restoration of the prairies in Markham. With the help of The Nature Conservancy, and working with professional land managers, volunteers are actively restoring the sites. The removal of invasive buckthorn and other encroaching species allows the native communities to prosper. Prescribed burns have been conducted periodically to help recycle nutrients in the soil and as a means to decrease invasive species. Seeds are collected from native plants and dispersed in other areas of the preserves. Litter is collected and removed on a regular basis. Monitoring plant and animal communities is also an important task done by volunteers.
You can help preserve the beautiful flowers and the diverse array of insects, birds, and other wildlife of the Indian Boundary Prairies. Learn about the prairies while helping to restore them and allow nature to help refresh your spirit.
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