Spring tree and seed sale


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 10:21 am
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Press release submitted by Rock Island County Soil & Water Conservation District


Soil and Water Conservation District Hosts Spring Tree and Seed Sale

Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a spring tree and seed sale to promote conservation—including backyard conservation. Consider planting native trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers to promote diversity and wildlife habitat on your acreage or in your backyard.

Rock Island County SWCD is taking orders for seedlings and containerized trees for conservation through March 27th. Pick up is Thursday, April10that the SWCD office located at 3020 1st Ave E, Milan.Seedling quantities are limited- place your order soon to ensure availability. Orders from outside Rock Island County are welcome; however, your local SWCD may sponsor a sale which may be more convenient.

The tree order form is available at www.rockislandswcd.org or call to have one mailed. For questions contact the SWCD staff at 309-764-1486, x3.

RISWCD is also offering a native seed mix designed to attract and provide habitat for pollinators. Seed will be ordered in bulk and divided for small plots—perfect for the backyard conservationist. For larger acreages, SWCD staff can assist you with a custom mix. Native seed should be planted early spring to June 1st.Call the SWCD office to place an order.

Rock Island County SWCD is a local unit of government, and sale proceeds benefit Rock Island SWCD's mission of providing services to enhance, protect, conserve and promote the soil, water, and related resources in Rock Island County.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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