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Outdoor group, school club collect prairie seeds

Published 5:46pm Saturday, September 21, 2013

Austin’s chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Austin High School’s Go Green Club will collect seeds from prairie plantings along the Mill Pond in Austin at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Local prairie educator Steve Williams will be on hand to provide guidance on the plants and seeds collected. The goal is to collect enough seeds to plant a 3,000-square-foot area in the Mill Pond project site.

Austin’s Izaak Walton League chapter started planting prairie buffer strips along Mill Pond in 2009.

Prairie buffer strips enhance water quality by slowing down and stopping sediment and fertilizer runoff.

Volunteers are welcome, and participants will meet at the Mill Pond north end parking lot.


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