City of Marion, IA

02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 16:24

Marion to Host Iowa's Living Landscapes Workshop in March

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

View the brochure

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

To register, call 319-447-3590 or complete this form. Registration is required by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 to guarantee lunch.