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Pond & Prairie Restoration
Sunset HIll Farm County Park: Pond and Prairie Restoration
Prairie: The South Prairie Restoration Project will enhance the public experience at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Upon completion, the project will improve wildlife habitat, water quality and environmental education.

The project area is home to myriad of birds, mammals, invertebrates and plant species. The principle goal of the project is to improve this habitat.

The restoration of the South Prairie will not only allow improvement to the area and appeal to more species to the site; it will also attract professional and amateur animals and bird lovers to Sunset Hill County Farm to enjoy their presence.

Pond: “No-Can-Do” Pond is a highlight of the Sunset Hill Farm County Park experience. Created in the 1950’s as a way to provide for fire protection to the property, it now provides year round as well as migratory habitat to a diverse set of birds, mammals, arthropods and insects.

Unfortunately the pond was never designed or maintained properly and is now over run with invasive species. The goal of the project is to remove the non-native exotic species, replace them with native plantings, enlist and educate the public in the process and train our local staff to care and manage the site properly for the future.