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Howard Bright to Speak at Rainscaping Native Landscaping and Soil Quality Restoration Training
Rainscaping Native Landscaping and Soil Quality Restoration Design Training Program to be held in Ankeny IA on Friday September 24, 2010. Howard Bright of Ion Exchange a native plant and seed nursery will be one of the featured speakers.
By: Ion Exchange Inc
Friday September 24, 2010
9:00 – 3:30 (Check-In 8:30)
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Auditorium
1735 NE 70th Ave. - Ankeny, Iowa
Howard Bright, owner of Ion Exchange one of Iowa’s largest native plant and seed nurseries has wide ranging experience with native seeds and plants
Who Should Attend? Landscape designers, landscape architects, municipal staff, engineers, consultants,
contractors, landscapers, horticulturalists, biologists, students and interested homeowners. A special certificate of
training in “Native Landscaping and Soil Quality Restoration”
pass the written exam given at the end of this event.
This training program will meet the educational requirements for a Rainscaping Rainscaper certificate for
Native Landscaping and Soil Quality Restoration. Please visit www.rainscapingiowa.org for more details.
Program: A technical training session that addresses native turf, native plantings in gardens, and native prairie
restoration on a larger scale such as corporate campuses and stream and lakeshore buffers. It will address native
landscaping function in the urban landscape, essential design elements, construction and maintenance of this
stormwater quality best management practices. Technical training will also be provided on soil quality restoration for
new developments and existing managed turf yards and areas.
Other guest speakers will be speaking.
This program is endorsed by: Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land
Stewardship, Iowa Dept. of Economic Development
REGISTRATION FEE: $75
(Registration required by September 17th – Make Check Payable to ISWEP)
Please send this form with payment to:
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
Attention: Kathleen Gibbons
1735 NE 70th Ave., Ankeny, IA 50021-9353
Tel: 515-289-1999 / Toll Free: 800-810-4268 / Fax: 515-289-2499
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Native Wildflower and Grass Seed and Plant Nursery located in Northeast Iowa offering over 150 species of wildflowers and native grasses of the Tallgrass Prairie in the form of seeds and plants. Site specific and custom seed mixes are also available.