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Buffalo Stomp helps spur springtime color 

(November 8, 2013) The City of Frisco’s Environmental Services and the Frisco Garden Club kicked off a new tradition recently, when they hosted the Buffalo Stomp at Freedom Meadow on Oct. 26, immediately following Shawnee Trail Cowboy Days. Organizers want the Stomp to become an annual event at Warren Sports Complex.

Boot scootin’ residents of all ages were asked to spread and stomp wildflower seeds to celebrate Texas Native Plant Week. Molly Kinson, City of Frisco Environmental Education Coordinator, spoke to the gathered ‘herd’ about the uniqueness of Frisco’s blackland prairie soil and the important role that roaming buffalo once played in stabilizing and fertilizing the seeds that now provide a beautiful display of colorful plants each spring.

Frisco Garden Club President Amy Deatherage also spoke about the significance of Freedom Meadow, established in 2002 as a monument to honor victims of terrorist attacks.

Participants in this inaugural Stomp were invited to come back in the spring to witness the new life they helped bring about in the meadow.

“Freedom Meadow serves as a symbol of endurance, not only of the delicate flora capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of the North Texas prairielands, but also to our resilience as a nation of people,” Deatherage said. “We invite kids of all ages to join us next year.”

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