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Natural Landscaping Seminar June 15, 2010

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I’d like to pass on this flyer from my friends at Naturally Louisa.

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Iowa Habitat & Watersheds: Is Improvement Really This Easy?


When it rains it pours, but why the floods? Why do we spend so much time and money on the lawn? Join us to learn how we got ourselves into this mess and the simple, inexpensive, and effective tools that can improve water quality and habitat right in our own back yards (and front yards).

Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation and Bridgestone Bandag invite homeowners, schools, landscape companies, and businesses to a workshop titled Iowa Habitat & Watersheds: Is Improvement Really This Easy? The event is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, June 23 7:00 – 9:00 PM and Thursday, June 24 8:00 AM – 12 Noon

Where: Bridgestone Bandag Learning Center, 2000 Bandag Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. (Additional parking behind Penny’s)

Space is limited. To reserve your seat contact Mallory Smith at tri-rivers@lccb.org or 319-527-4530.

On the evening of June 23, featured speaker Jim Patchett, from Conservation Design Forum, will give an inspiring presentation that explains the dynamics of landscape, lawn care, and water management in a new light. You will come away with a better understanding of beautiful, inexpensive additions to your landscape that properly manage storm water and enhance native Iowa plant and animal species. The presentation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Bridgestone Bandag Learning Center, 2000 Bandag Drive, Muscatine.

After the overview, experts from around the state will provide hands on instruction regarding simple, inexpensive, and effective methods that improve water quality and habitat. We’ll spend some time on the grounds of the Learning Center with members of the Environmental and Facilities teams who will share their experiences converting “high dollar” turf to regain some of Iowa’s prairie heritage.

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Bridgestone Bandag LLC is a division of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Bridgestone Americas, Inc, has nine locations certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council as Wildlife at Work, or Corporate Lands for Learning. Bridgestone Bandag hopes to become the tenth Bridgestone Americas, Inc. certified site.

Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation, based in Louisa County, provides funds for the protection and enhancement of natural resources in the environmentally rich area of the confluences of the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. More information can be found online at www.tri-rivers.org.

Naturally Louisa County, 12635 County Road G56, Suite 101, Wapello, Iowa 52653, 319-523-8381 fax 319-527-2131

www.NaturallyLouisaCounty.com

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