Our project at the east end of Cedar Lake adjacent to Interstate 380 is mostly completed. Dead brush and trees along I-380 have been removed and replaced with native plants. This steep hillside was difficult for our contractor but taking out dead trees is a big improvement. After two years of establishment (perhaps 2003). We will look at adding trees and native bushes to this site.
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 and visitors to enjoy.
The “Pollinator Mix” developed by The ION Exchange covers the project area. Eye 380 will assume financial responsibility for the site in 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: