LPF Site 3 - The Rourke Art Museum Microprairie
Longspur's Site 3, the Rourke Art Museum Micro-Prairie, is located at 521 Main Avenue, Moorhead, MN, and consists of two micro-plots on the East side of the building. The site is owned by the City of Moorhead. Planting on Site 2 began in the summer of 2017. The site is now open -- free to the public -- all year long, sunrise to sunset. During the Rourke's opening hours, 1-5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the staff and volunteers are happy to answer questions and provide more information.
Longspur's Site 3 - The Rourke Art Museum Micro-Prairie exists to connect our urban centers to our natural heritage, creating habitat where it is most scarce. This site is the first of many in Longspur's pledge to return unused, undeveloped parcels of urban land to native habitat. The plots were planted in collaboration with Minnesota DNR and the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District.