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Buckner Park Begins Nature Resoration Project

Arkansas River Valley Business Directory

By Tammy Moore Teague
Buckner Park in Witcherville will undergo some new and exciting changes this summer. This announcement comes as the Sebastian County Parks and Recreation Department begins focusing on the restoration of Massard Prairie lands.
The project is expected to take up to two years to complete. A portion of the park will ultimately be converted back to its native grasses and wildflowers. “It may be a little ugly in the process,” stated Park President, Theresa Whiley. “But it will become a wonderful site for educational tours and will be good for our ecosystem.”
Ben Geren in Fort Smith has already seen the benefits of its park restoration. In total, more than 80 acres have been restored, and native wildflowers are attracting butterflies and various other pollinators.
Throughout the remainer of the summer, park attendants will begin killing off existing grass before seeding this fall. “I’m excited,” concluded Whiley. “It also means less mowing!”

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