New Prairie Area at the Intersection of Hwy 3 and West Bremer

posted in Leisure Services on July 14, 2021

A new prairie area is being established in Waverly thanks to the coordinated efforts of the City of Waverly Vegetation Management Department and Bremer County Pheasants Forever.

On June 25th the City of Waverly planted the triangle to the northeast of the 4-way stop by West Bremer and Highway 3. The seed was purchased through Iowa Pheasants Forever and partially funded by Bremer County Pheasants Forever. The seed was applied using Bremer County’s no-till drill seeder with the help of Dave Steere. The old vegetation in that area was sprayed and burned over the course of the previous year to make way for this new prairie seed mix.

Going forward, this area will be mowed monthly at a height of 6-12 inches for the first year or two until native vegetation is able to establish. This area will bring habitat, sequester carbon, filter rain water, and bring showy colors to a highly visible area of Waverly for years to come.

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