Our project at the east end of Cedar Lake adjacent to Interstate 380 is aimed at removal of dead brush and trees, and replacing them with native plants. The first part, including placement of erosion control and removal of dead brush, trees and invasive species, has been accomplished.
It is a difficult strip of steep land, and wet weather has delayed completion of the project. Our work is designed to complement the work that the City of Cedar Rapids and Connect CR is doing to develop Cedar Lake into a great new park and commons area for Cedar Rapids residents, visitors and area businesses to enjoy.
Planting at the project site will be performed in the Fall of 2019, weather permitting. The “Pollinator Mix” developed by The ION Exchange will cover the project area. Eye 380 will be financially responsible for the maintenance of the site for two years.
Map of the Work Area (outlined in YELLOW left of center)
Before Clearing Work (October 2017)
After Clearing Work (August 2018)
Pollinator Mix — for pollination by native bees:
Purple Prairie Clover
New England Aster
Blue Wild Indigo
|White Wild Indigo
Pale Purple Coneflower
Great St. John’s Wort