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UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center and CEEE present Emerald Horizons: Sustainability and Nature in Iowa
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Emerald Horizons: Sustainability and Nature in Iowa will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. The presentation, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), will be in the CEE auditorium, room 11.
Connie Mutel, historian and archivist of the Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Iowa, will discuss the transformation of Iowa's extensive tallgrass prairie into cropland, the results of this conversion, and suggestions to reverse the negative effects. Mutel will explore how Iowa can move toward sustainability by nurturing biodiversity and natural ecological goods and services.
Mutel, author of the recently published "The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa," "Fragile Giants," "The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook," and soon-to-be-published "A Watershed Year," is committed to protecting and restoring Iowa's natural features. "The Emerald Horizon" will be available for sale and signing by the author after the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at (319)-273-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org