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May 20

Invasive Plants

Posted to Naturally Speaking with Steve Lekwa by Erica Place

Humans have been introducing plants to new places for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Sometimes it's been on purpose, but often the introductions weren't planned. Some introductions have served human needs well as food, fiber, or for other uses and not become a pest that we eventually learn to hate. Others, and there are many, have become difficult to control invasive pests that sometimes completely smother out native plant communities. Story County is now home to a fairly long list of alien invaders. What follows is a bit of background on some of our more common invasive plants.

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May 14


Posted to The Greenprint by Erica Place

The lake restoration is in full swing. We again ask that you respect the construction process and only use the portions of the park that are open to the public: Breezy Bay and Primitive Camping open May 23rd at 5:30 am and Snow Bunting Lodge is available for rental that day as well. The archery range is also open. 

All areas outside of the above locations are CLOSED to the public. This includes the interior park road, lake access, boat ramps, beach area, and shore fishing.

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