Restoring Ganondagan’s Native Beauty

On Sunday, August 16, Ganondagan State Historic Site will present “Ganondagan’s Native Grasses,” part of Ganondagan’s Savor the Summer Outdoor Recreation Series. On a hike lead by Ganondagan’s Site Manager, G. Peter Jemison, participants will learn about the recent sowing of indigenous grasses and discover how Ganondagan would have looked in the 16th and 17th Century. Participants will also get a sneak preview of where Ganondagan’s Arts & Education Center will be built.“Earlier this year, we planted grasses that would have been indigenous to this region. Although it will take several seasons for these grasses and plants to be as abundant as they’d have been in the 1600s when Ganondagan was inhabited by 4500 Seneca, participants will learn what we’re doing to restore the land to its original native beauty and how that may influence other aspects of the environment.”“Ganondagan’s Native Grasses” will start at 9:30 a.m., leaving from the Visitors Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site, located at 1488 State Rte. 444, Victor, NY. Participants are advised toallow about 2 hours, wear hiking shoes and bring a bottle of water. There will be some hill climbing and uneven surfaces on the trail so this walk is appropriate for adults and older children.Non-members pay the Ganondagan State Historic Site fee of $3 for adults and $2 for children. It is free to Friends of Ganondagan Members, who show their membership card. For more information, visit www.ganondagan.org or call 585.742-1690.

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