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Learn on Saturdays: Rainscaping & Prairie STRIPS

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directions 909 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Date Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration   2h

10:30 a.m. Julie Perreault, Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District— Rainscaping: Improving Local Water Quality in your Own Backyard
This presentation will include information on residential Rainscaping practices all homeowners can incorporate into their lawns and gardens and the benefits (personal & environmental) provided by doing so. Additionally, attendees will be provided information and resources about local funding available to install these types of practices.

11:30 a.m. Dr. John C. Tyndall, Iowa State University— Prairie STRIPS Project
With over 10 years of research, Iowa State University’s STRIPS program now includes sites across the Midwest including private land. Prairie strips is a farmland conservation practice that uses strategically placed native prairie plantings in crop fields. Learn about the insights gained, the latest research and the future of STRIPS from Dr. John C. Tyndall, one of the scientists on the team.
Event hosted by the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens

About Learn on Saturdays
Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly educational lectures on a range of topics from lichens to bees to bananas. Each week includes two hour-long sessions. Cost of admission includes both lectures.

Price per Saturday (no preregistration): Members $6, Nonmembers $12
6-Week Punch Card: Members $30, Nonmembers $60
Season pass for all 12 weeks: Members $50, Nonmembers $100

Click here to learn more and to register

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