Iowa Prairie Network Winter Meeting
Prairie enthusiasts rejoice! Saturday, Jan. 17, marks the annual Winter Meeting of the Iowa Prairie Network.
Iowa’s prairie community will come together for a day of education and fun at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Running from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting will feature presentations from Mary Harris, a member of the ISU STRIPS research program, Dr. Laura Jackson, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at UNI, and nature photographer Bill Witt. There will be vendor tables, door prizes, and a silent auction. No registration is needed.
The Loess Hills CCI crew will put young people to work with a focus on restoring the ecological health of the Loess Hills in western Iowa.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Loess Hills CCI crew. Several conservation agencies, including INHF, are contracting with Conservation Corps of Iowa (CCI) to create a new team of young people focused on restoring ecological health in the Loess Hills. From March to December 2015, they will devote more than 8,000 person-hours towards improving the health of the land.
The Iowa Prairie Network is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of prairie heritage in Iowa. Since 1990, IPN has been a network of advocacy for Iowa’s natural heritage, using its funding to support land acquisition and restoration practices.