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

The Longspur Prairie Fund is dedicated to fostering the experiences, insights, and pleasures found in the native landscapes of the Red River Valley by way of advocacy, education, and conservation.

We respect farmers, hunters, business owners, their properties, and their communities. We protect native plants, animals, habitats, and their ecologies. We teach the wisdom of the prairie through the arts and sciences. ​

We restore native landscapes and preserve them for all time. 







The Longspur Prairie Fund (EIN 83-2452110) is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.      

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"Our profession is to always find God in nature."  - Henry David Thoreau