Marion Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 9.
Marion is pleased to partner with Linn County to host the 2018 Iowa's Living Landscapes Workshop at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center. It will take place on March 20 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics include local invasive management, native prairie habitat planting and pollinators. The event is free to attend and includes lunch.
The program includes:
- 8:00 – 8:40 a.m. - Refreshments and View Exhibits
- 8:40 – 8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions: Rob Roman - Linn County Engineering and Secondary Roads
- 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. - Palmer amaranth: what’s the big deal?: Meaghan Anderson - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
- 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. - ID & Management of Non-Native Invasive, Shrubs & their Native Alternatives: Mark Vitosh - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
- 10:15 – 10:30am break, refreshments, view exhibits
- 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. - Less effort, less product, more efficiency - Sustainable control of your invasives; Elyssa Trejo - Dow AgroSciences LLC
- 11:15 a.m. - Noon - Three Decades of Floods in Iowa: Dr. Antonio Arenas Amado - The University of Iowa
- Noon – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and view exhibits
- 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. - Creating the case for habitat in rights of way: Dr. Kristine Nemec - University of Northern Iowa Tallgrass Prairie Center
- 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. - Partnering For Pollinators - 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative: Daniel Gibbins - City of Cedar Rapids
- 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.- Public Habitat/A Closer Look at the Lowe Park Landscape: Michael Cimprich - City of Marion
Special thanks to the program sponsors:
- ITC Midwest LLC
- Living Roadway Trust Fund
- Pheasants Forever - Linn County
- Linn Soil and Water Conservation District
- City of Marion
Original source can be found here.