This field day will begin with a visit to a newly seeded plot of pollinator habitat. Next, we will visit existing plots in their 2nd and 4th year since planting. Local wildlife biologists will be speaking about establishment and proper maintenance, i.e., mowing, spraying, and the signs that indicate a healthy stand of native forbs and grasses. We will end our field day by returning to The Grainery and eating a meal provided by Nichol’s Smokin’ BBQ while the local NRCS and FSA staff answers any other questions the group has.
· Kathy Koskovich - Iowa DNR
· Matt McClanahan - CDI
· Local NRCS and FSA Staff
· Techniques for establishing and maintaining native prairies
· Plant identification
Meal: Provided by Nichols Smokin’ BBQ
RSVP For Meal To: Lee Gravel, firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 225-3769 ext. 3 by Friday, July 29th.
We will be meeting at The Grainery in Cherokee, IA at 9:00 a.m., which is located at 1969 500th St., Cherokee, IA, 51012.
Directions from downtown Cherokee are as follows: Head East on Main Street out of Cherokee. Drive 2.9 miles and turn left onto T Ave. Go 3 miles North on T Ave and turn left onto 500th. The destination will be immediately on the right.
· Transportation will be provided between field visits
· Dress in comfortable clothing that you don’t mind wearing out in the field
This event was organized by the Cherokee SWCD with help from the Iowa DNR and Conservation Districts of Iowa. Cherokee SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.