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UNI participates in 26th Annual Roadside Conference

September 12, 2012
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Kirk Henderson, roadside program manager, UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, 319-273-2813, Kirk.Henderson@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's 26th Annual Roadside Conference is Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. The conference is organized by the Roadside Program at the University of Northern Iowa and attracts county roadside managers from across the state for training and networking with other professionals in the field. Iowa is the recognized leader in the use of native vegetation for roadside purposes.

The two-day event will feature a walking tour of Timber Hill Oak Savanna in Leon, Iowa, one of Iowa's best examples of savanna restoration, as well as a number of speakers. Topics to be covered include biodiversity and ecosystem productivity, habitat management, and the effects of roadside prairie plantings on water purification and nutrient retention.

For more information or to register for the conference, contact Kirk Henderson, roadside program manager, UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, at 319-273-2813 or kirk.henderson@uni.edu