Drought Presents Opportunity

This Drought of 2012 brought parched land, dried crops, and blistering heat to Kansas. For the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, it brought an opportunity. This summer, the arboretum’s flood-prone Euphrates Creek is being dredged for only the third time since 1910.

The project is another chapter in the over 100 years of the Kansas “tree museum,” which was the subject of a short film produced  by the Bartlett Arboretum and filmmaker Jaime Green with the support of a KHC Humanities Grant.