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Posted on: February 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022 Cedar Valley Community Conservation Workshop March 1

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Learn about sustainable opportunities all from the comfort of home! The annual Community Conservation Workshop will be held virtually at 6:00 p.m. on March 1, 2022. 
This FREE workshop will provide educational presentations from local conservationists for homeowners on ways to save money while being more energy and resource-efficient in and around the home. From your furnace to your yard, there are many ways energy, soil, water, trees, plants, and even waste can be used more economically and sustainably. Bring your questions and talk (virtually) with local experts. Topics and speaker schedules are included below. Join the presentation for the entire meeting or just pop in for the topics and speakers that interest you. 
Attendees who fill out a survey after the meeting will be eligible to enter one of several FREE prize drawings including a rain barrel, home energy kit, or a Good Neighbor gift basket.
Registration is required and space is limited. Go to to sign up in advance.
For additional information, please contact Josh Balk at (319) 325-8593 or
2022 Community Conservation Workshop
Presentation Agenda
6:00 – 6:05 p.m.: Welcome
6:05 – 6:20 p.m.: Climate Thoughts to Climate Action - Michael Garner and Alyssa Guritz, Green Iowa AmeriCorps
6:20 – 6:50 p.m.: Soil Quality Restoration and Rain Water Harvesting - Maria Perez, Sarah Kempen, and Cameron Agan, City of Cedar Falls and City of Waterloo
6:35 –6:50 p.m.:  Garden In Every Lot - Mira Evens and Alyssa Guritz, Local Food Vista AmeriCorps
6:50 – 7:05 p.m.: Pesticide-Free Lawn Management - Emily Dvorak, Good Neighbor Iowa
7:05 – 7:20 p.m.: Plants, Flowers, and Gardens Watering - Steven Eilers, ISU Extension & Outreach Master Gardeners
7:20 – 7:35 p.m.: Energy Efficiency as a Homeowner - Bianca Cook, Green Iowa AmeriCorps – Energy & Community
7:35 – 7:50 p.m.: Plants, Trees and Shrubs for Backyard Wildlife Habitat - ISU Extension & Outreach Master Gardeners
7:50 – 8:10 p.m.: Composting and Waste Reduction in Cedar Falls Schools - Erin Richardson & Luis Torres, Green Iowa AmeriCorps - Sustainable Schools
8:10 – 8:25 p.m.: “Plant This. Not That”: Planting Native Prairie - Laura Fischer Walter, Tallgrass Prairie Center
8:25 - 8:30 p.m.: Conservation Tools & Resources for Your Home / Closing - Josh Balk, Iowa Department of Natural Resources 

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