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Old Man’s Timber Tour Rescheduled!

A man stands in front of a restored barn on a parcel of prairie.

Larry Weber with his restored barn on Old Man’s Timber near Iowa City.

What: A Guided Tour of Old Man’s Timber

Where: Near Iowa City

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

(Meet in Lot #11 on the University of Iowa campus at 5:15 pm to board one of our free shuttle vans. Vans will leave promptly at 5:30 pm and return about 7:45 pm)

Why: This event is part of University of Iowa Theme Semester focusing on sustainability

 


 

If you’re interested in conservation and restoration practices, you’ll want to attend this event, which will include a short presentation in a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn and a hike around the property, known as Old Man’s Timber. We’ll see wildflowers, timber restoration activities, a pond, and more.

Larry Weber will talk about the restoration project and the Iowa Watershed Approach, a statewide watershed improvement program designed to slow down the movement of water through the landscape by strategically building farm ponds, wetlands, and other conservation practices in the watershed. IWA researchers hope to restore some of Iowa’s natural resiliency to heavy rainfall and flooding, while also improving water quality, adding natural beauty to the landscape, creating wildlife habitat, and restoring ecosystem services.

Registration is now closed.

On the day of the event, please plan to meet in Lot #11 on the University of Iowa campus at 5:15 pm to board one of our free shuttle vans. Vans will leave promptly at 5:30 pm and return about 7:45 pm.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jackie Hartling Stolze in advance at 319-335-6410.

Last modified on May 2nd, 2018
Posted on March 12th, 2018

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