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Linn Landowner Forum
by Staff Report · September 14th, 2017

A new Linn County movement is beginning, and will help landowners bring more nature to their land. On Sunday, September 17, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Linn County will host a Linn Landowner Forum, and in addition, residents can talk personally with experts and landowners from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The forum will be held at Clearwater Farms located at 4970 Lakeside Rd. in Marion.

The purpose of the forum is to guide residents to restore and preserve 10,000 more acres of natural land in Linn County. This will benefit pollinators and wildlife, increase water quality and help mitigate flooding. Neighborhoods will be healthier, water cleaner and lives more interesting.

Indian Creek Nature Center has partnered with the Monarch Research Project, Trees Forever, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Linn County Conservation and workshop sponsor Alliant Energy Corporation to bring this workshop to landowners in Linn County and surrounding counties. Residents will have the opportunity to:

Meet helpful experts

Learn how even small natural areas benefit wildlife, pollinators and land quality

Enjoy interactive sessions on keeping your woods healthy, planting a micro-prairie and much more

Witness the release of roughly 300 monarch butterflies into the wild after the workshop!

At the end, attendees who commit to planting and caring for a bit of prairie on their land will receive enough free seed for a 10'x40' prairie!

Admission is free and residents can register by contacting Linn County Conservation at 319-892-6450.

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