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Rain gardens for the Tony Aguirre Community Center
The Westside Natural Habitat Committee invites you to learn about plans to
build rain gardens at Tony Aguirre Community Center. Westside resident
Patrick Dobson will present plans, pictures, and information about the rain
garden effort, Thursday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., at the Irene Ruiz Branch of the
Kansas City Public Library, 2017 West Pennway Blvd.

The two rain gardens planned for the community center total 1,140 square
feet and are planned to be adjacent to the existing Westside Butterfly
Garden and Monarch Way Station. The rain gardens will help in managing
stormwater runoff from Observation Park, the community center roof and
grounds, and the Villa Del Sol housing complex.

Besides easing infrastructure and pollution problems associated with urban
water runoff, they will also create natural habitat for native plant and
animal species, serve as possible nature classrooms for Alta Vista High
School and Primitivo Garcia World Language School, and help build and extend
relationships in and outside the community, as well as between the community
and the environment.

The rain gardens are the result of Westside community volunteer efforts. The
following organizations are sponsoring the Westside Natural Habitat
Committee's rain garden effort:

Westside Action for Youth (WAY) Coalition
Tony Aguirre Community Center Advisory Board
Kansas City Public Library
Mattie Rhodes Art Center
Westside CAN Center
Kansas City, MO, Parks and Recreation Department
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Youth Conservation Corps
Hallmark Foundation

For more information or to volunteer, call 816-474-0875 or E-mail

Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Prairie Blazing Star
New England Aster
March Milkweed
Wild Quinine
Black-Eyed Susan
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
Blue Sage
Blue Flag
Blue Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo
Baldwin's Ironweed
Prairie Sunflower
Rushes and Sedges:
Soft Rush
Blue Sedge
Red Bullrush
Path Rush
Little BluestemSideoats Grama
Prarie Dropseed
Prairie Cordgass


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