What makes a landscape hum with life, withstand droughts, increase crop yields and reduce flooding? Find out at this day-long workshop. As infrastructure development expands, landscapes must be well-designed to meet the challenges of increased flooding, increased chemicals, and increased fragmentation. Learn about native seed production, initiatives in Cedar Rapids to engage citizen scientists to increase monarch and other pollinator populations, wetland and oxbow restoration, what net-zero water means for development, and the latest research on emerald ash borer. Indoor presentations will be followed by a demonstration of native seeding soil prep and planting and a butterfly hoop house enclosure. This workshop is in partnership with Iowa Department of Ag, Linn County Conservation, City of Cedar Rapids, Monarch Zones, The Nature Conservancy, Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Coe College, and Prairie Moon Nursery. Lunch will be provided. Registration required by April 24. Free.
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