An environmental preservation group holds a ceremony in Amana today markingthe saving of 50-thousand acres of Iowa wetlands. It’s part of a campaigncalled “Conservation Milestones” celebrating past accomplishments andsupporting future efforts in natural resources conservation.Amy Smith is spokeswoman for the Iowa office of the Natural ResourcesConservation Service, a division of the U-S-D-A. She says the wetlandsmilestone will showcase the Iowa River Corridor Project in the Amanas. Smithsays the preservation of wetlands is vital.A quilt sewn by members of quilting groups in Ottumwa, Des Moines, Davenportand Marshalltown is being unveiled today at the Amana Visitors Center. Smithsays it’s a beautiful work of art.The pictorial quilt features twelve wildlife species that have been revivedin the state by Iowans who have enhanced wildlife habitats.
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