Volunteers help get rid of invasive trees in Iowa City prairie


Photo by BugDNA,Flickr.

A rarely recognized victim of the 2008 floods is the Waterworks Prairie Park in Iowa City.

The floodwaters carried the seeds of willow and cottonwood trees to the prairie. With these trees around, it’s impossible to do the burning or mowing necessary to maintain the prairie.

Volunteers – including many University of Iowa students – helped the City of Iowa City clear out many of the invasive trees this past Sunday.

Read more here.

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