Wesley Willows Prairie Group works to restore campus grounds

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WIFR Newsroom Around a dozen people came out to spread seeds to help restore the native prairie they say once thrived on the grounds of Wesley Willows.

The Wesley Willows Prairie Group is made up of people who share a passion for conservation. They raised $900 to help with restoring the prairie.

They say it's important to stay dedicated to salvage the virgin prairie.

"Because it's beautiful and because it's good for the bees, we need more pollinators, and the birds like the seed, so it'll be pretty nifty. Even in the winter, there's very pretty reds and browns, so it'll be nice," said group member Francie Barnes.

Barnes says the group hopes to eventually expand the area of the prairie. The grass and flowers planted today should sprout around 2020.