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Delaware Tribe Agricultural Heritage Planning Project

This page describes the County's partnership with the Delaware Tribe of Indians to collectively plan for the future of the Tribe's 90 acres north of Lawrence. This effort is funded through the Douglas County Natural & Cultural Heritage Grant Program.
Delaware Tribe Project Intro
Delaware Tribe Project Intro

In July 2013, the Delaware Tribe of Indians purchased 90 acres north of Lawrence in their last reservation lands. In the spirit of cooperation, the Tribe reached out to community leaders about the potential use of the property, and their vision for creating a community asset that benefits both Tribal members and their new Douglas County neighbors.

For two years, Tribal Council members met with leaders in Douglas County to create a future vision for the property.  They arrived at a shared interest in creating a cultural and agricultural center at this gateway to Lawrence.  The center will provide educational opportunities, tribal economic benefit, agricultural conservation, and contribute to a healthy tribe and community.

Douglas County, in partnership with the Delaware Tribe, has hired a professional planning firm to help:

  1.  Refine the vision in public view - both in Bartlesville and Douglas County - to improve it through public conversation and consensus building, and
  2. Package the vision into a feasible plan that is both implementable and fundable.

Our next step is to turn this exciting vision into reality, and we need your help!

We will be hosting public meetings in Bartlesville, OK (Delaware Tribe Headquarters) and in Lawrence, KS.  Join us!

Meeting Dates:

Lawrence, Kansas:
Monday, March 13th  6:30-8:30 PM
Union Pacific Depot (402 N. 2nd St. Lawrence, KS)

Bartlesville, Oklahoma:
Thursday, March 23rd 6:00-8:00 PM
Community Center (5100 Tuxedo Blvd. Bartlesville, OK 74006)

                     

Questions? Contact Eileen Horn, Sustainability Director, ehorn@douglas-county.com