Starkweather Conservancy walking tour Sat. April 14 9-10AM
Tour the Starkweather Conservancy
with refired city parks superintendent Si Widstrand
Saturday April 14 at 9 AM.
Meet in the parking lot at the Marsh View Bike Path (361 Blettner Blvd. - north of the Main Post Office).
This property was formerly known as the Blettner family property. It is between Hwy 30 and Milwaukee St, north and east of the Voit property, northwest of Metro East Transfer Station. It contains a mature oak island on what appears to be a gravel morainal structure surrounded by wetland, remnant sedge meadow, desiccated wetlands, channelized stormwater flow from approximately 750 upland acres, a new bike trail and bridge, springs and seeps, and several stormwater ponds with associated wetlands. It has been home to nesting sandhill crane for several years, red fox in adjacent upland slopes, and numerous other species.
It offers a wonderful opportunity for restoration and enhancement by volunteers...
welcoming your suggestions and contributions.