Cyperaceae Identification Workshop
Jul
17
to Jul 19

Cyperaceae Identification Workshop

  • Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tuesday, July 17 from 10am-6pm

Wednesday, July 18 from 8am-6pm

Thursday, July 19 from 8am-2pm

Cost: $150 after June 17 (was $125 prior to June 17); $50 for students

Online Registration is now Closed.

There are a couple spots left, please contact the US Fish & Wildlife Service,  Jessica Bolser at 319-523-6982 with questions or to register.

Download Event Flyer to Register by Mail

Dr. Tom Rosburg (Drake University) and Dr. Bill Norris (Western New Mexico University) are offering a three day Cyperaceae Identification Workshop on the Carex genus and larger Cyperaceae (sedge, bulrush, spike-rush, nut sedge) and Juncaceae (rush) families.  Students will engage in hands-on exercises to build understanding of descriptive botanical terminology and the ability to correctly use plant keys.  Field work will address topics in Cyperaceae ecology, plant species habitats and distribution, plant adaptations and interactions, and plant collection and voucher preparation.  Tom and Bill have presented many of these workshops for over 20 years and work hard to provide a high quality experience for students.

Key learning goals include:

1) Use floristic keys to correctly identify species in the Cyperaceae family

2) Diagram and label the morphological characteristics of vegetative and reproductive stages in Cyperaceae

3) Sight identification of genera and species in Cyperaceae and Juncaceae

 Workshop participants will use dissecting scopes to study morphology and to gain practice keying specimens.  Potential field trip sites for field work and plant collection include Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, Swamp White Oak Preserve, Red Cedar Area, Big Sand Mound, Mississippi River wetlands in the Odessa Wildlife Area and Nahant Marsh.  

 The course is designed to accommodate beginners as well as provide an advanced curriculum for professional conservationists (NRCS, FWS, NPS, ACE) and avid amateurs. Guided course work will increase participants’ recognition and ability to identify plant species and conduct field assessments for wetland delineation. Field work will be conducted in several ecological communities including floodplains, oak savanna, forests, marsh and sedge meadow communities and sand prairie.

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Big Sand Mound Field Day 2018
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Big Sand Mound Field Day 2018

The Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve is an important ecosystem in the Midwest, known for its sand prairie, shallow ponds and woodlands. The Big Sand Mound Field Day is a chance for the public to visit and explore one of Iowa's premier natural areas and learn from specialists in the natural resources and ecology field.  Many of the sessions are hikes  that can include walking over sand or forested areas with gently rolling terrain.

This event is provided by the Big Sand Mound Advisory Committee.

Sponsors include:

Monsanto Company, MidAmerican Energy Company, Louisa County Conservation, Muscatine County Conservation and The Nature Conservancy.

Registration is available online at Eastern Iowa Community College.  Choose course #199310 for youth 12 & under (free); Choose course #196475 for youth 13 & up ($15.00).

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RUSH Auction
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

RUSH Auction

Find adventure at the Tri-Rivers RUSH Auction.  The Auction features hunting and fishing packages, dinner parties, one-of-a-kind items and experiences, local artwork and more!  View the list of Live and Silent Auction Items.

Tickets: $25/person or $50/couple or $300 to sponsor (includes 2 tickets)

The online reservation is now closed.  Registration is available at the door starting at 5:30 pm.

319-523-8381 or tri-rivers@lccb.org

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Langwood Adventure Day
Jun
3
8:00 AM08:00

Langwood Adventure Day

This amazing family event features the Langwood High Ropes Course; canoeing and kayaking; Native American activities including flintknapping and atlatl spear throwing; bb gun shooting; archery; fishing; turtles and more!  Lots of outdoor adventures for kids of all ages.  Pre-registration is requested to expedite the registration process the day of the event.  Online registration coming soon.

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Countywide Roadside Clean-up
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

Countywide Roadside Clean-up

Join the Rural Hometown Pride Committee and Tri-Rivers for a countywide roadside clean-up.  Individuals or groups are encouraged to go out and clean up county roadsides.   Contact Katie Hammond at Louisa County Conservation 319-523-8381 or tri-rivers@lccb.org to get bags and gloves and let her know what stretch of roadside you wish to clean.  Several locations will be set-up across the county for trash drop-off when you are done.  Let us know if you find something big that you need more help to retrieve.  Together we can make Louisa County a great place to live, work and play! 

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RUSH Auction
Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

RUSH Auction

Delzell Brothers Showroom

Jct of HWY 61 & 78 near Morning Sun

$25/person; $250/reserved table of 8

$300 to sponsor (includes 2 tickets to the event)

The RUSH Auction features unique items not found anywhere else.  Most items are experiences you can not buy in a stores such as homemade dinners; guided hunting and fishing trips; a sketch of your home or barn; local artwork and more.

Proceeds from the RUSH Auction are used to continue the development of the future Louisa Interpretive Center; provide educational/outdoor camp scholarships; furnish financial support for worthy conservation projects and provide scholarships.

Make reservations online using a credit card or Pay Pal.

Print out a registration form send payment to: RUSH, 12635 Co. Rd. G56, Suite 106, Wapello, IA52653

 

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