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The McPherson County Historical Society will meet:

Saturday, March 7th @ 2 p.m. | McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation | 1111 E. Kansas Ave. McPherson, KS 67460

The McPherson County Historical Society presents “McPherson Valley Wetlands: Past, Present, and Future” by Jason K. Black, Public Land Manager

Currently, the area holds 51 independently managed wetland pools, two refuges that include approximately 650 total acres and approximately 350 acres of water when full, and provides a total of approximately 1,750 surface acres of water when full for migrating waterfowl. The area is managed intensively for waterfowl, but also provides a good opportunity for pheasant, quail, and dove hunting. The spring migration is a spectacular sight for viewing migratory birds in full plumage. Many species common to the central flyway can be found at the wetlands during this time. Most notably, for the first time in 100 years, whooping cranes visited the area in 1995. In the spring of 2016, 17 whooping cranes were observed in the Big Basin marshes.

All historical society programs are open to the public and are free of charge.

McPherson Valley Wetlands