Registration due by June 8
For more information, contact:
Tina Potthoff, Media Relations Manager, at 515-281-2585
Tim Grabinski, Director, Communication Planning, at 515-281-2343
DES MOINES, Iowa – (May 23, 2012) – MidAmerican Energy Company invites the public to attend a field day June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve, located near the company’s Louisa Generating Station, south of Muscatine, Iowa.
The field day is a chance for the public to visit one of Iowa’s premier natural areas.
Guided tours and nature talks will be given by natural resources specialists and researchers who study plants and animals at the preserve. Most of the field tours will pass through sandy, rolling terrain and will involve some slightly strenuous walking.
The 510-acre natural preserve is home to the highest concentration of threatened and endangered species in Iowa. Of the more than 400 different plants at the site, 80 percent are native. Animals’ natural habitats at the preserve are relatively undisturbed, with a variety of habitats in close proximity to each other. The preserve has open prairies, sand dunes, ponds and woodlands and serves as an example of how nature and local businesses coexist.
Registration is required, and participation is limited. A $7.50 registration fee is required by June 8. Registration is available online at www.eicc.edu/BigSandMound.
To print a brochure with registration information, visit www.naturallylouisacounty.com.
Field day sponsors include Eastern Iowa Community College District, Louisa County Conservation Board, Louisa Ecological Advisory Committee, MidAmerican Energy, Monsanto Company and Muscatine County Conservation Board.