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Prairie On Farms Field Day (Cedar Falls, IA)

Event Details

September 20, 2017 9:00 AM — September 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Location: Renewable Farm
1527 S. Union Road
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Contact Name: Ashley Kittle
Email: ashley.kittle@uni.edu
Phone: 319-273-3828
Website: https://www.tallgrassprairiecenter.org/prairie-farms/events

Event Description

The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa along with the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project in Black Hawk County will host a field day on Wednesday, September 20th . The Field Day near Cedar Falls will be held from 9:00 – 12:00 and is free and open to the public. A complimentary meal is included.

The field day will highlight the installation of an in-field prairie strip in a state identified priority watershed (Dry Run Creek). Participants will learn proper prairie establishment and management techniques for conservation practices involving native prairie vegetation and about the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project.  Blake Carlson, the operator and beginning farmer, will share his vision for how breathtaking Iowa can be when taken care of and with the presence of native species such as prairie.

The field day site will be at Renewable Farm 1527 S Union Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 on the southwest side of Cedar Falls.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are preferred for meal planning purposes by September 12th.  Contact Ashley Kittle, Prairie on Farms Program Manager at ashley.kittle@uni.edu or 319-273-3828.