Women who own or manage farmland in northeast Iowa are invited to a free conservation field day on Thursday, June 27 called Navigating the Waters. This meeting is one of five to be held Iowa this spring and will help female landowners identify, establish, protect or further enjoy wetlands on their property. Restoration, conservation, and/or reconstruction of wetlands on the landscape provide one mechanism to filter pollutants from water and reduce Iowa’s contribution to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Participants will take part in activities including water quality assessment and sampling, wildlife and plant identification. Dress for a day outdoors: wear boots or other shoes that can get muddy, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray; you may want to bring binoculars and a camera as well.
The workshop will be held on the property of landowner Sherry Gribble, 3109 155th St., Ft. Atkinson, IA. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the field day will end at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants. If you feel they would benefit, you may also register your tenant and/or farming partner. Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, June 25, Iowa State University Extension - Winneshiek County, 563-382-2949, or click here.