Thursday, June 24, 2010

New and Updated Pages

As you explore the Fayette County Conservation Board (FCCB) Google Blog Spot you may notice that just below the informational box at the top there are now some tabs.

One tab says Home, one says Environmental Educational Programs, and the final one says 2010 Maize Maze – “Electrifying”.  If you click on each of these tabs they will take you to the pages.

The Home tab is where you are now reading this blog entry.

The Environmental Educational Programs tab will provide you with information about the Environmental Educational Program and a link to a listing of Environmental Educational Programs and Resources available.

The 2010 Maize Maze – “Electrifying” tab will provide you with information about this year Maize Maze, cost, time’s it open, links to a Field Trip Planning Guide, the Maize Maze Flyer and more.

So check out our NEW and Updated Pages to learn more about what is happening.

If you have questions or comments please contact the FCCB.

Thank you, enjoy reading and have fun exploring the great outdoors!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Emerald Ash Borer

On May 15, 2010 it was confirmed by the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer Team that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in Iowa, in Allamakee County along the Mississippi River.  The EAB is an invasive pest that kills ash trees.

What does an EAB look like?
To learn more about the EAB check on the Iowa DNR Web Page: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Home.aspx

Fire Wood in Fayette County Conservation Board Parks?
How will this effect fire wood in Fayette County Conservation Board parks? At this time we are following the suggestions of the Iowa DNR and other regulating government groups.  We are asking all campers not to move firewood and instead buy wood where they are staying and burn all of that wood completely.

BURN IT WHERE YOU BYE IT! 
Stop the Emerald Ash Borer
Don't Move Firewood!  StopTheBeetle.info

Purple Things?

As you travel throughout Iowa and even other states you may have seen some purple things hanging in the trees. These are EAB traps. They are designed to attract the adult beetle if it is in the area. If the beetle is attracted to the trap it will get stuck in the non-toxic glue and stay there until the EAB Team check the traps. Do not panic though the traps will not attract the EAB into our area, they will only catch EAB if they are all ready in the area near the trap.  These traps will be up all summer long if you should find on the ground please call the USDA-APHIS-PPQ at 515-251-4083 and describe the location of the trap.