Cleveland Lake Habitat Construction and Water Quality Project

Project #: 508339  –   Updated: December 16, 2016

Project Summary

With the completion of this project, the South Grand River Watershed Alliance (SGRWA) in partnership with the City of Belton Parks and Recreation, Cass County Sustainability Committee, Scout Troops, and Master Gardeners, constructed habitat, provided plantings to benefit water quality, provided educational activities for the community and involved members of the community in the project through the following activities:

December 2014: Belton Parks and Recreation crew burned approximately acres in preparation for prairie planting.

January 2015: Prairie Seed mix ordered and received f...

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Location (by county):
Cass County (MO)

Watersheds:
South Grand

Congressional Districts:
MO District 04

Bird Conservation Regions:
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Cleveland Lake Habitat Project Yes

Full Project Description

With the completion of this project, the South Grand River Watershed Alliance (SGRWA) in partnership with the City of Belton Parks and Recreation, Cass County Sustainability Committee, Scout Troops, and Master Gardeners, constructed habitat, provided plantings to benefit water quality, provided educational activities for the community and involved members of the community in the project through the following activities:

December 2014: Belton Parks and Recreation crew burned approximately acres in preparation for prairie planting.

January 2015: Prairie Seed mix ordered and received from Hamilton Seeds.

March 2015: Approximately 5 acres seeded with prairie mix by SGRWA members

July 2015: Belton Parks & Recreation mowed weeds in prairie planting to 8”

September 2015: met with Belton Parks & Recreation to determine tree and shrub species to plant along shoreline and trail.

October 2015: Belton Parks & Recreation picked up trees and shrubs at Forest Releaf.

October 2015: Belton Parks & Recreation publicized for community volunteers to plant shrubs & trees in Nov.

November 2015: Belton Parks & Recreation pre dug holes with auger for tree/shrub planting.

November 2015: 30 Community volunteers, SGRWA, and Scouts planted 100+ trees/shrubs along shoreline, trail and other locations at Cleveland Lake.

March 2016: SGRWA and Belton Parks & Recreation held Stream Cleanup event to educate community about project. Approximately 65 persons (young and old) participated in cleaning area around lake and approximately 400-500 feet along stream, removed and treated honeysuckle, and planted spring ephemerals in wooded areas.

July 2016: Sign message developed and graphic designer designs sign

September 2016: Sign is produced.

October 2016: Sign is received and installed by Belton Parks & Recreation near walking trail.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission

Targeted habitats were not provided for this project.

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Plant native riparian, wetland or aquatic vegetation Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Missouri Department of Conservation (State Government) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

South Grand River Watershed Alliance
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Doris Sherrick  (SGRWA Secretary)
South Grand River Watershed Alliance
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Partners

  • Belton, MO Parks and Recreation
  • Missouri Department of Conservation



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