Community Conservation Grant

Project Description

The City of Springfield converted one traffic island from turf to native wildflowers. The original plan was to convert two traffic islands, but we received partial funding from the grant. We wanted to complete the entire planting with plugs so that we would have a landscape established and flowering the next growing season. The plan is to use the island as an example for future native planting projects throughout the city.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Greene County, MO
Project Size:
  • 0.45 acres

Project Sites

  • Grant & Sunset Traffic Island

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    Remove turf and need to mow, replace with pollinator-friendly, low maintenance natives. Educate public about use of natives.

Primary Goals:

  • Begin removing turf from locations, replace with natives, reduce need for maintenance of island, educate public as to aesthetics of natives and benefits to food web.
    Progress: Turf removed, natives planted, educational signage posted.

Consistent With Plans:

  • Conservation Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Human Habitats
    • Urban and Residential
      • Suburban Habitats (Moderate Intensity Developed)

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Control invasive plants Completed 2017 2017
Removed bermuda turf, replaced with native plantings


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
Weekly weed inspections/mitigation

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions for Similar Activities
Give at least two growing seasons to completely wipe out bermuda grass. Do a mix of plugs and seeds to save money Make sure signage is clear for the layperson


City of Springfield Public Works

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Missouri's Conservation Registry

Managing Organization

Missouri Department of Conservation
(State Government)

Contact Information

General Information

Project #: 508394
Last Updated: October 13, 2017

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