Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads recently signed the Monarch Pledge at the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission’s Annual Landscape Contest Awards at the Gamber Center.
More than 40 citizens, including contestants in the contest, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation staff and commission members, were on hand to witness the mayor’s signing the pledge to commit to providing habitats throughout Lee’s Summit for the monarch butterfly.
As a part of the pledge, the city agreed to communicate its efforts to provide habitats for the monarchs. Parks staff and members of the Beautification Commission are scheduled to provide an informative presentation on the Right of Way Beautification Initiative at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Gamber Center. The presentation is open to the public.
Mary Nemecek of the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City was a pivotal contributor to the initiative that has recently begun in strategic areas in Lee’s Summit. Nemecek wrote the $20,000 grant to plant 40 acres of right-of-way area in the city with native wildflowers and milkweed to draw the monarchs.
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For more information on the Monarch Pledge, visit the National Wildlife Federation website. For more information about the upcoming presentation, contact Andrew Carr of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1533.
Crews to close Missouri 291 at Colbern Road overnight
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close north and southbound Missouri 291 at Colbern Road overnight beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 5 a.m. the following morning.
The closure is for bridge work as part of the Colbern Road Bridge project. Motorists should find alternate routes if necessary. All work is weather permitting.