Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wreath-weaving planned at World Peace Wetland Prairie

Please click on image to enlarge.

For Immediate Release:

Friends of the World Peace Wetland Prairie will hold a
Make-A-Wreath Day
Saturday, October 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gather wreath-making material and turn it into a festive, harvest centerpiece from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Fayetteville's World Peace Wetland Prairie.

Gather pine cones, cut wild grape vines and honeysuckle for a down-home holiday wreath. Tips on assembling a wreath will be given by weaver Sharon Dollar. Tips on how to identify good vines and bad vines will also be provided. A little string, wire, ribbon, elbow grease and fun and. . .VOILA! A Holiday Centerpiece!

Long Sleeves, gloves, clippers and bag or box to carry your treasures in will be helpful.

The World Peace Wetland Prairie — at 1121 South Duncan Avenue in Fayetteville between 11th Street and 15th Street just northeast of Pinnacle Foods and southwest of Brenda's Bigger Burger — is a city park that is being preserved by the public as a remnant of a rapidly disappearing ecosystem — a natural rain garden and a sanctuary for all living things.

The park is in the Town Branch basin of the West Fork of the White River, which in turn flows into Beaver Lake — the region's major water supply.

Work on helping to shape up this public jewel is encouraged at anytime. Regular organized work dates have moved to an autumn/winter schedule of the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please call 479-444-6072 for details, or log onto www.worldpeacewetlandprairie.com and send a message.

Contact: Lauren Hawkins 479-444-6072, Get_Involved@WorldPeaceWetlandPrairie.com

Friends of the World Peace Wetland Prairie include the Town Branch Neighborhood Association, the Omni Center for Peace Justice and Ecology and Audubon Arkansas.

Step It Up


Anonymous said...

Will someone help find good spots to select vines?

aubunique said...

Yes, there will be someone to suggest places to select vines from. The main thing is to AVOID touching any poison ivy. So don't pick those. They are pretty but make a person's skin ugly in a hurry!

Some of us can spot it easily and suggest NOT working in certain spots!

There are some areas and a few individual plants marked with bright red tape. Please don't bother those because some native plants need longer to seed and others are still being utilized by birds and butterflies.