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Life In the Raccoon: Our Natural Capital

April 9th, 2022

DMACC Urban Campus, Des Moines

(Bldg. 7, 7th St. and University, exit 235 on 6th)

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9:00 am Welcome—DMACC President Rob Denson RRWA President Chris Henning

9:05 am "Future of Iowa: Soil, Soul, Spark"—Pat Boddy, Bob Riley, Cornelia Flora

9:30 “The Land Remains”— Neil Hamilton. Emeritus Professor, Drake Ag Law Center

10:00 am “Enhancing Biodiversity to Improve Environmental Quality and Crop Production”—Emeritus Professor Matt Liebman, ISU

10:30 am Break

10:45 am "Pursuing Polluted Waters through Empowering Watershed Coalitions: From Citizen-Scientists to Certified Water Quality Labs"—Emeritus Professor Dr. Laura Merrick, Agronomy, ISU

11:15 am "Recreational Risks in the Raccoon: Do E. coli Concentrations Accurately Represent Pathogen Risk?"—Professor Peter Levi and Taylor Vroman, Drake University

11:45 am "A Floristic Assessment of Tipton Prairie"—Professor Thomas Rosburg, Drake University

12:15 pm Photo Competition Awards- Ty Smedes

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