Archive for Sunday, September 8, 2002

Cross Timbers ceremony slated

September 8, 2002

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— On Sept. 28, Toronto State Park will officially become Cross Timbers State Park, reflecting the mix of post oak and blackjack oak woodlands that form the striking Kansas landscape that surrounds Toronto Reservoir.

A grand opening ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Volunteer projects will be conducted throughout the park all day, and the celebration will be highlighted by the following guided activities:

native tree planting in the campground area;

stone step building at the Ancient Oaks of the Cross Timbers Trailhead;

flight pen construction for the Raptor Rehabilitation Center;

development of a butterfly garden area;

celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Cross Timbers State Park is located 12 miles west of Yates Center in the gently rolling terrain of the Verdigris River Valley.

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