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New Black Hawk County wildlife area to be dedicated

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DUNKERTON (KWWL) - The public is invited to help dedicate the new Prairie Addition to Bruggeman Park near Dunkerton on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m.

Black Hawk County Conservation Board and its conservation partners will dedicate the 128-acre Prairie Addition on the Wapsi River Greenbelt, a stretch of protected land along the Wapsipinicon River that now totals nearly 1,000 acres. The addition will be managed as upland and wetland prairie. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation helped establish the addition, which will provide excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife.

The dedication begins with a short program followed by a walking tour. The event also celebrates the Wapsi River Greenbelt's designation as a state Bird Conservation Area by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Prairie Addition to Bruggeman Park is located 1.5 miles north and 2 miles east of Dunkerton. Follow Highway 281 north from Dunkerton and then go east on Bennington Road to the intersection of Wheeler Road, where there is a gate to the property. Park along the road.

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