This fall planting project will help replace many of the hundreds of trees lost during the August 2020 derecho.
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66 projects across 27 counties have been awarded funds from the state’s Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program to purchase and plant trees to replace those that were lost when hurricane-force winds up to 140 mph whipped across the state Aug 10, 2021.
The Iowa DNR hosted a small sawmill business workshop Thursday at the Schwab/Burford property near Solon. About 20 people learned about selecting and sourcing logs, sawing with band and chain sawmills, air drying, kiln drying, sterilizing wood to kill bugs and marketing finished boards, among other topics.
Greg Buelow, Cedar Rapids public safety communications specialist, shares information about the city’s Neighborhood PACT program, a grassroots campaign to empower individuals with information about how to prepare for disasters and navigate the aftermath.