Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve Sept. 17 – Cancelled

Exclamation-PointThe Prairie Day Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit has been cancelled.

The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Shaw Nature Reserve, was called off Friday due to excessive rains, which have made the natural-surface parking area and foot trails unusable. The National Weather Service also forecasts a significant chance for additional thunderstorms on Saturday.

The biennial Prairie Day event, which celebrates the natural and historical significance of native grasslands, is scheduled again for September of 2018.