Earth Day Festival

Sneed Prairie Restoration Tours

April 18, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buses leave Municipal Building for the Sneed Environmental Research Area at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30
Meet on Elm Street in front of the steps to the Kidd Key Auditorium.

Sneed Environmental Research Area is the site of the Austin College Sneed Prairie Restoration.

Before the arrival of Europeans, prairies dominated the clay soils of the Sneed site and the surrounding region. One corner of the property, isolated by a small stream, harbors a remnant of the prairie plant community. Most of the remainder of the site was used for row crop agriculture or pasture. As a consequence, the native prairie vegetation was largely eliminated from the site.

Since 1996 students and student volunteers have worked with the members of the Austin College Environmental Studies Program and the Biology Department to restore native vegetation to the site.

Visit the Austin College website for more details.



Last date updated: 04/08/2009