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Posted on: November 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Welcoming Winter Wreaths workshop is December 6

Get a head-start on winter decorating by creating an inviting evergreen wreath with SCC Naturalist Emily Herring.

The Welcoming Winter Wreath workshop will take place on Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames.

Participants will learn about the history of wreaths, common types of evergreen found in Iowa, and how to properly harvest evergreen. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home a wreath to serve as a warm welcome for anyone who knocks on their front door this winter!

Cost of the program is $10 (one wreath per person) with pre-registration and payment required by Friday, November 30. Participants should bring gloves and wire cutters. Youth under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Emily Herring
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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