The  Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club is dedicated to community service, and in the fall of 2014 completed a community wide beautification project.  The club purchased 1,000 daffodil bulbs, that were planted during September and October throughout the Wyandotte county area.  Daffodils are inexpensive, self-propagating and perennial plants that offer Spring beauty, yet are resistant to pests. There are a wide variety of species, which can make for interesting diversity in floral displays.  The plantings were done by Rotarians, neighborhood volunteers, middle school and high school youth, community organizations, and the Unified Government Parks & Recreation Dept. The plantings were carried out in chosen locations, visible to the community, in designated public right-of-ways, parks or school grounds, where the flowers will not be likely mowed during the year.  Those flowers are now making their appearance.
Plantings at Northwest Middle School, Fall 2014
Plantings at West Middle School, Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Those participating, include:
West Middle School
Northwest Middle School
Argentine Middle School
J.C. Harmon High School
F.L. Schlagle High School
Wyandotte High School
Sumner Academy
Community Housing of Wyandotte County
Accessible Arts
Livable Neighborhoods
Leavenworth Road Association
Unified Government Parks & Recreation Department