On October 28th, ERTA was named the 2010 Kansas City WildLands Organization Award Recipient. Kansas City WildLands selected ERTA based on our work at Swope Park, the Blue-Swope-Connection and Blue River Park. This award centred around our ongoing partnership with Kansas City Wildlands to provide access to urban Greenspace and It's efforts to eradicate Shrub Honeysuckle. The awards cites "outstanding efforts to conserve, protect and restore the incredible remnant natural communities throughout the Kansas City region. Recipients have passionately displayed environmental stewardship that benefits not only the wild places of Kansas City, but its citizens, now and for future generations." More details on the award can be found here.
Congratulations to all of the ERTA volunteers who have put in the hard work and effort that has led to this recognition. A special thank you to Phil Scherer, Craig Stoeltzing, Scott Capstack and Rob Stitt for their ongoing leadership along the Blue-Swope corridor.