Prairie Preview and Pawpaws

Meaningful environmental work is happening in Iowa and we want to share the good news with you! Get ready to learn about the many programs and projects impacting our local outdoors at Prairie Preview.

More than 30 organizations will share ways for nature enthusiasts to get involved from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Iowa City Senior Center. This event is free and open to the public thanks to generous support from the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund.

New to Prairie Preview this year is a pawpaw presale! Pawpaws, North America’s largest native fruit, were once common in eastern Iowa. These trees are the host plant for the zebra

swallowtail butterfly and contribute to greater biodiversity. Be a part of our effort to help pawpaws, and the zebra swallowtail butterfly that depends on them, make a comeback in eastern Iowa.

Preorder your pawpaw kit and pick it up during Prairie Preview. Kits include 12 seeds, 6 pots and instructions for growing your pawpaws. 

Bring more of the outdoors into your life this year and support the causes you care about.