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2009-07-24Clyde, MO | By: Clements
The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde started the project.
They planted two hundred acre's of wildflowers and native prairie grasses around their Monastery in 2006.
The first three years they had to mow the native grasses to comply with regulations from the Conservation Reserve Program.
The grasses are now growing free, and may reach up to nine feet tall.
Priopress Sister Sean Douglas says they planted the grass because it was good for the environment.
Douglas says while they receive government money from the project they would have restored the prairie grasses regardless.