Keith Tidball, a senior extension associate with the Department of Natural Resources and associate director of Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab, recently worked with a group of students from Drury University to help Joplin, Missouri recover from the effects of an EF5 tornado. Along with help from the US Forest Service and other organizations, the group built a Butterfly Garden and Overlook in Cunningham Park in Joplin. The park is designed to be a space for healing as well as education. The construction of the park was made possible through the TKF Foundation’s Open Spaces Sacred Places initiative which gave Tidball and his team a $585,000 grant. The money from the grant is also being used for a similar project, also led by Tidball, in New York City.
The full article about Keith Tidball’s work in Joplin can be found here!