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Black History Month: Celebrating Local Changemakers

February is Black History Month. To honor and celebrate, we're highlighting four local leaders who are creating restorative change for the environment and their communities. Michael Kelley BikeWalkKC Drew Hines Missouri Department of Conservation Jalen Holloway Heartland Conservation Alliance Kechia Smith Bridging The Gap Q: When it comes to environmental…
Bridgingthegap
February 20, 2024
LearnWildLands

Spotlight on: Native Sunflowers

By Ginger Werp. Ginger is a KC WildLands Program Coordinator In a few weeks people from all over will be flocking to sunflower fields in both Missouri and Kansas, aka The Sunflower State. These fields are planted with monocultures of annual sunflowers that provide fun outings, beautiful photo backdrops, and…
Bridgingthegap
September 6, 2023
LearnTrees

Saving Trees During Construction

Land is constantly undergoing development throughout the Kansas City area. Apartments are built on formerly “vacant” lots, farmland is turned into suburbia, ranch-style homes turn into mansions, garages are added, driveways are repaved, irrigation is installed and patios double in size. Whatever the reason for construction, let’s observe what is…
Bridgingthegap
September 6, 2023
Learn

Tools for Pruning Small Trees

There are a variety of tools that can be used for pruning, from hand pruners to chainsaws. We’ll share which tools Heartland Tree Alliance uses while pruning young trees in Kansas City.  A word to the wise: Pruning is intentional wounding for a specific purpose. Improper pruning can severely damage,…
Bridgingthegap
August 29, 2023
LearnWater + Energy

D.I.Y. Leak Inspections

By Carolyn Tragasz. Carolyn was a Water & Energy Community Specialist at BTG. When was the last time you went into your basement and really took a good look around? How about the last time you pulled stuff out from under your kitchen sink or opened your utility closet? Do you…
Bridgingthegap
August 19, 2023
LearnWildLands

Tips for Spring Hiking on the Wild Lands

Spring Has Sprung! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and trails are calling your name. Spring is a great time to Hike a WildLand and see some of the best remnant spaces the Kansas City area has to offer. Before the trees have fully leafed out…
Bridgingthegap
August 19, 2023
LearnTrees

Selecting the Right Tree

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in our landscapes for the myriad of benefits they provide to the entire land community.  While trees are beautiful, they aren't just decorations - they benefit human health. Kansas City may face record-high heats in years to come. We…
Bridgingthegap
August 14, 2023