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April 23, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Terra Park
6400 Pioneer Parkway
Johnston, IA 50131
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Invasive Species Removal and Litter Clean Up

Friday, April 23, 2021

Removing invasive species is one piece of supporting a thriving, healthy ecosystem. The living world and all its systems are complex. Invasive species are non-native species that disrupt the structure of these networks and partnerships. However, removing invasive species should never be considered the final step. It is essential to understand that continuous stress to a natural community can have long-lasting impacts. Proactively managing invasive species is, therefore, better than waiting until the species has taken over, and supporting a robust, resistant system is even better. For example, if a diverse habitat is being supported that has sunlight and shade and a tree falls, sun-loving plants are nearby to fill the new hole. As the trees grow taller and cast more shade to the area, the shade-tolerant plants of other shady areas are available to step up.

This event will take place at the Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area.