Conservation Connection

Take it Easy for Pollinators This Spring!

Take it Easy for Pollinators This Spring!

Signs of spring and warmer weather can be energizing, motivating us to start spring-cleaning our homes inside and out. However, some pollinators are still resting in their winter homes and cleaning up your lawn too soon can be detrimental to the new generation.

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The Mystery of the Orange Creek

The Mystery of the Orange Creek

A mystery with a good plot (young people who care about environment, collaboration, science) and a happy ending: the orange in the creek is harmless! All in all a good day at Prairie Rivers.

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Legacy Sediment for Fourth Graders

Legacy Sediment for Fourth Graders

For Iowa History Month, I’d like to talk about legacy sediment—historic erosion that has a big influence on sediment, phosphorus, and fisheries in rivers today. For a change of pace, this article is written at the fourth grade level. I like big words like “fluvial geomorphology” but not everyone does. Okay! Let’s have some fun.

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