The Price Park Bird and Butterfly Meadow, 2.5 acres of sloping hillside in Price Park, has been dedicated to Piedmont Land Conservancy members Jean and Bob McCoy and Carolyn and Don Allen. Carolyn (fomer mayor of Greensboro) and Jean were previous Piedmont Land Conservancy Board members. The McCoys and the Allens are avid birders, and the meadow honors their commitment to nature.
The meadow is a partnership between Piedmont Land Conservancy, Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, Greensboro Beautiful, the American Hebrew Academy, and the City's Stormwater Management program. Students from the American Hebrew Academy helped plants trees and shrubs and grew seedlings in their greenhouse. Visitors to the meadow can see a vareity of species of butterflies and resident and migratory birds.
Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Stormwater Managment, and Piedmont Land Conservancy collaborated to use a material called GrassPave, an interlocking grid filled with gravel and soil and grass grown into it to create pervious parking surfaces near the meadow. This surface will reduce untreated rainwater runoff from flowing directly into the nearby creek.
The stream running through Price Park previously was severely eroded. Through a partnership between North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement and the City of Greensboro, a variety of buffer plants were added in addition to reconstructing the stream to a more stable condition. The stream now hosts a variety of aquatic species.
Last updated: 5/28/2011 2:22:21 PM