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Conservation

Slow Burn

IRVINE PRAIRIE – Sometimes it takes more than a spark. Last Thursday, three plantings in the southeastern corner of Irvine Prairie located north of Dysart were subjected to a slower-than-usual prescribed burn thanks to a combination of challenging wind conditions, spotty fuel load, and ...

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy upcoming pollinator event

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) for its upcoming event, “The Birds and Bees: Pollinator Garden Habitat.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at the Toledo Public Library, 206 E. High Street in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the ...

Join Tama Co. Conservation for Family Fun Night

OTTER CREEK – A night of fun awaits area families on April 13 at the Tama County Nature Center! As part of Tama County Conservation’s annual Family Fun Night celebration, there will be food, games, trivia, live animal encounters, a silent auction, a gun raffle, and more. Proceeds from ...

March Newsletter from Tama County Conservation

Spring is nearly here! This past month, we've been hard at work visiting preschools and nursing homes, planning summer camps, working with 4-H to educate youth in the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP), assisting with winter day camps, and more. March Upcoming Programs –Knee-High ...

Plan for Spring’s Windbreak Planting Now

It’s winter, and the blustery wind’s blowing. Some days it’s difficult to imagine spring’s not far away. No, it’s not too early to begin planning a new windbreak or an addition to an existing one. In fact, time is running out to apply for cost-share. Windbreaks are a great ...

How do animals survive the cold?

TAMA COUNTY – While extreme temperatures pose a pretty big threat to most wildlife, having cold weather is also just a natural part of winter! Animals have found many ways to survive in even the coldest conditions, and they have found ingenious ways to make use of it. Many Iowa animals rely ...

February Newsletter from Tama County Conservation

I've got lots of updates this month! Firstly, Tama County Conservation is hiring staff for the summer of 2024! These positions would be great for high school or college students looking to take their first step into the world of conservation. We have openings for an environmental education ...

Tama SWCD to host free upcoming cover crop and livestock event

TOLEDO – Join Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its upcoming event, “Above, Below & Cattle: the ABCs of soil health and profitability.” It will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S. Prospect Drive in Toledo from 9 a.m. to 2 ...