Library Event2nd Sunday Garden Forum: Naturalizing Roadsides: Making a more beautiful Iowa.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

02/12/2023 2:00pm 02/12/2023 4:00pm 2nd Sunday Garden Forum: Naturalizing Roadsides: Making a more beautiful Iowa. Chris Henze, Johnson County Roadside Vegetation Manager, will address Naturalizing Roadsides: Making a more beautiful Iowa. The prairie that once covered 85% of Iowa has dwindled to 1/100 of 1% which is protected and managed as prairie. Iowa's native roadsides help prevent soil erosion and provide important habitat while promoting the use of prairie statewide. In Johnson County, Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) practices maintain a safe travel environment on the county right-of ways, controls noxious weeds and soil erosion, sustains water quality, improves wildlife habitat, and provides the public with aesthetically pleasing roadsides using a variety of management tools rather than rely on just one. Chris is also the county Weed Commissioner who oversees the control of legally noxious weeds on all public and private property. This event will take place in-person at the Iowa City Public Library, and will be streamed live on the Library's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thelibrarychannel The Second Sunday Garden Forums are cosponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library and are free and open to the public. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library refmail@icpl.org America/Chicago public

In-person event + Livestream
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Chris Henze, Johnson County Roadside Vegetation Manager, will address Naturalizing Roadsides: Making a more beautiful Iowa. The prairie that once covered 85% of Iowa has dwindled to 1/100 of 1% which is protected and managed as prairie. Iowa's native roadsides help prevent soil erosion and provide important habitat while promoting the use of prairie statewide. In Johnson County, Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) practices maintain a safe travel environment on the county right-of ways, controls noxious weeds and soil erosion, sustains water quality, improves wildlife habitat, and provides the public with aesthetically pleasing roadsides using a variety of management tools rather than rely on just one. Chris is also the county Weed Commissioner who oversees the control of legally noxious weeds on all public and private property.

This event will take place in-person at the Iowa City Public Library, and will be streamed live on the Library's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thelibrarychannel

The Second Sunday Garden Forums are cosponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library and are free and open to the public.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Project GREEN

Cosponsor Name: Linda Schreiber