Prairie Island is a future landscape at the corner of Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue, just at the entrance to the American Tobacco Trail. The greenspace is composed of historical flora of Durham County. These plants that once sheltered and fed local jaguar, elk, and bison, are also well suited for Durham’s future cityscape- requiring little water and supporting pollinators. The newest iteration of this ancient landscape highlights our millennia-long relationship that has developed between plants and other creatures, and the important role of local plants play in creating future thriving communities.
The planting on Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue is being conducted with the aid of funds received from the County of Durham and is provided for the benefit of all Durham County residents.