Fire as Our Ally presentation by Dave Murcia Nov. 13


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Press release submitted by Scott Co. Soil and Water Conservation District


Fire as Our Ally

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location

5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf


Dave Murcia, Director and Naturalist for the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, will present about prescribed burns on Tuesday, November 13th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location, 5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf.



Murcia will discuss the purpose and importance of prescribed fire as a management tool, the requirements for planning and conducting a burn, and local initiatives and case studies to show the success of using fire as a management tool.


Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting this monthly educational lunch forum.

Lunch will be provided with a $5 donation. RSVP requested from those who would like lunch. RSVP to Karen Wilke at 563-391-1403 ext. 3 or karen.wilke@ia.nacdnet.net

















 



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