Webinar to cover benefits of oxbow wetlands

     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 exciting up-to-date news on the gaining momentum and enthusiasm around oxbows.

     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 webinar attendees will leave with a sense of hope for the future, excitement for the possibilities, and a sense of purpose for moving forward.

     To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon Aug. 5., go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 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 (CEU) 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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