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Posted on: January 31, 2013

[ARCHIVED] SCC Offers Program about Native Prairie Plantings

Ever thought about adding native prairie plants to your yard but not sure where to start? Join Story County Conservation Naturalist Emily Herring and Vegetation Management Biologist Joe Kooiker as they introduce novice gardeners to the benefits of growing native.

The program will take place on February 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. The program will cover prairie plant identification, seed collection, plant propagation, and landscaping and maintenance tips. Participants will start and take home several types of native plants.

The fee for the program is $10.00; pre-registration with payment is required by 4 p.m. on February 12. To register, or for more information about this program, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email us at, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. 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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