Oxbow Wetland Restorations the Topic of Upcoming Webinar

Learn about restoring oxbow wetlands

July 31, 2020, 3:08 pm | Hilary Pierce, Jacqueline Comito

AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at noon about the benefits of restoring oxbow wetlands.

Learn more about this promising edge-of-field conservation practice, its many benefits, potential funding pools, and other up-to-date news on the momentum and enthusiasm around oxbows.

oxbow.Karen Wilke, Iowa freshwater specialist and Boone River Project director for The Nature Conservancy, will spotlight the multiple benefits that oxbow wetland restorations bring for water quality, wildlife, and people by sharing recent research findings and restoration experiences from the field.

Wilke has worked for The Nature Conservancy for the past seven years to research, promote and restore oxbow wetlands for improved water quality, floodwater storage and wildlife habitat across Iowa. She hopes attendees will leave with a sense of hope for the future, excitement for the possibilities, and a sense of purpose for moving forward.

If you’re interested in learning more about oxbow wetlands and the many benefits they can provide, join us at noon on Aug. 5 for this webinar.

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon on Aug. 5, click the following URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172.

Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID: 364 284 172. Or, join from a dial-in phone line by dialing +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923. The meeting ID is: 364 284 172.

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.


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