ISU Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Iowa DNR is offering a ladies' night out event in Elgin where women will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other female woodland enthusiasts in their area. The event will feature local female speakers who will talk about the roles they have played in conservation and managing woodlands in northeast Iowa. Speakers include Jenna Pollock, Director of Clayton County Conservation, and four local female woodland owners. Women will get to enjoy a meal together and share conversations about each other's experiences. The night will wrap up with a brief introduction to management resources and assistance programs by Emma Kerns, Forestry Specialist with the Iowa DNR and the Wildlife Management Institute.
This event is part of a new program called the Women's Woodland Stewardship Network (WWSN) that seeks to empower women to become more involved in woodland stewardship and forestry-related activities in Iowa. The program will support women by giving them the knowledge to be active in woodland management decision-making and by expanding their connections with other women who own or have influence over woodlands in Iowa.
This is a free event with required registration. Registration will be limited to the first 20 people. To register, please contact Deb Kahler at email@example.com or 563-425-3331 by midnight on Thursday, November 4th.