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Smith Urban Prairie

Local Pollinator Zone is ready to GROW!

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When Lonnie Smith started thinking about establishing an area behind his new home in native habitat, he sought out the resources of the Monarch Research Project. With the offer of…

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CRGC with Clark McLeod

Cedar Rapids Garden Club: Thank You!

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Our sincere thanks to the Cedar Rapids Garden Club (CRGC) for its continued support of the 1,000 Mile Pilot, a public-private partnership established to provide refuge and food for pollinators by…

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Red Admiral Butterfly

Transform Chaos Into Opportunity: You can make a difference in the ecosystem

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Jim Hoffman, Monarch Research Project The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants…

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Follow along as local “Ecological Restorationist” accepts the Tallamy Challenge

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Rich and Marion Patterson are great examples of Linn County citizens that are emblematic of the “Tallamy Challenge” by converting over 50% of their unproductive land into Pollinator Zones, or…

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Pollinator Zones 101 Webinar – Saturday, 05/30/20 @ 11 AM Central

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Join us for “Pollinator Zones 101 – Establishing Native Habitat in Your Own Backyard,” our second free webinar in the five-part Monarch Conference Series. In this session, Jim Hoffman, Monarch…

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Planting Forward Webinar Video: Available Now!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday, May 23 for our first webinar “Planting Forward.” We loved sharing this plan with you, and appreciated the enthusiastic response and questions…

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COVID-19 Update: Visits to Monarch Research facilities must be planned in advance

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, Monarch Research is following CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our Monarch/Pollinator Zones, volunteers, and friends. We are monitoring the…

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Storm Water Cost Savings Incentives Available for Cedar Rapids Residents

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The City of Cedar Rapids offers several incentives that can reduce your stormwater utility fee!  Residents of Cedar Rapids are eligible to participate in the City’s Stormwater Best Management Practices…

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