The USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Fremont & Mills Counties, and Pheasants Forever (PF) are hosting a workshop for the public about creating habitat for monarchs and pollinators. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and monarchs, have been experiencing significant population declines in recent years. Why should we be concerned? Over 75% of all flowering plants in the world require a pollinator to reproduce. That means one out of every three bites of food we eat is because of pollinators. Additionally, pollinator services are very important for crops like alfalfa and soybeans.
A light meal will be served at 6:30 PM with a presentation to follow starting at 7:00 PM. Topics that will be covered include the importance of monarchs and pollinators and their habitat requirements. We will then discuss how to create and maintain pollinator habitat and USDA, state and local cost-share programs available for creating this type of habitat. There will be time for Q & A at the end of the presentation.
Call (712) 623-2592 to RSVP
For more information, please contact Jake Holt at (402) 630-2379