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Hidden Valley Park
Hidden Valley Park is located just North of the intersection of I-435 and the Missouri River (Hwy-210). It is operated by the Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
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Map of Hidden Valley Park
Natural Beauty
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Old growth forest
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Ferns growing in moss
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Hidden Valley ferns
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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A green dragon in Hidden Valley
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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A jack-in-the-pulpit puts in an early spring appearance at Hidden Valley
Photo: Doris Sherrick
 

The Issues
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The entrance to the park near the parking lot on the North side
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Sign near entrance
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Are those tire tracks?
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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An old automobile in a creek bed in the center of the park
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Erosion caused by ATV traffic and water runoff near the South side of the park
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Silt from erosion and water runoff on the east side, at the edge of the park. The water is from a clear cut area that belongs to Hunt Midwest.
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek

What is being done?
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Spring 2004: Putting heads together at Hidden Valley during a planning session
Photo: Doris Sherrick
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Fall 2004: inspection of the park by Sierra Club, KCMO Parks and Recreation, Hunt Midwest representatives
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
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Fall 2004: inspection of the park by Sierra Club, KCMO Parks and Recreation, Hunt Midwest representatives
Photo: Claus Wawrzinek
 

Workday
(November, 2004)
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Volunteers haul honeysuckle out of Hidden Valley to remove the seed source for more honeysuckle next year
Photo: Doris Sherrick
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Volunteers haul honeysuckle out of Hidden Valley to remove the seed source for more honeysuckle next year
Photo: Doris Sherrick
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Getting to the bottom of the honeysuckle problem
Photo: Doris Sherrick
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Triumphantly hauling the bush honeysuckle out of Hidden Valley
Photo: Doris Sherrick