Slashing cedar at Dog Creek Park


January 11, 2024


Invasive eastern red cedar trees pose a major concern to the ecological balance in the Little Sioux River watershed.

The Little Sioux Watershed Conservation Partnership (LSWCP) on Jan. 4 held a cedar tree cutting workday, which took place at O'Brien County Conservation Board's Dog Creek Park.

This collaborative effort brought together a dedicated group of community members, volunteers and environmental enthusiasts to address the specific conservation needs within the watershed. Among the volunteers were Iowa DNR staff, members of The Nature Conservancy and Tom Konz and Dan Verrips, O'Brien County Conservation Board members.

The workday focused on the targeted removal of invasive eastern red cedar trees,...

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