Polk City Cemetery in Danger of Being Destroyed
- Subject: Polk City Cemetery in Danger of Being Destroyed
- From: Gary Tonhouse <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 16:44:01 -0600
Title: Polk City Cemetery in Danger of Being Destroyed
Polk City Cemetery Prairie in Danger of Being Destroyed!!!
The Polk City Cemetery has for 15
years been worked on and renovated promoting this very diverse dry site prairie.
Concern mounted this fall when the Madison Township Board of Trustees had the
prairie mowed fencerow to fencerow for reasons unknown. Many Big Root Prickly
Pear Cactus fell to the brush hog mower. Now significant amounts of fill dirt
are being poured onto the prairie by the boards own admission to make room for
additional grave sites.
This small prairie has been utilized
and enjoyed by many IPN members for years with prairie walks scheduled annually.
Other groups like ISU, DMACC and various high schools field trip to this
location for many prairie learning sessions. PLEASE assist us in voicing our
concern and protest over this very unique plant community. It is important that
IPN joins the fight and stop this major threat in it's tracks.
Field of Purple Coneflowers at the Polk City Cemetery.
Courtesy Gary Tonhouse
If you live in Polk City, Polk County, or Madison Township,
your tax dollars are being used to dump fill dirt on, and destroy the Polk City Cemetery
Prairie. You encouraged to contact your representatives to
let them know how you feel:
Madison Township Trustees:
14491 NW 72nd St. Polk City, Iowa 50226
801 Waldo St. Polk City, Iowa 50226
6532 NW 142nd St. Polk City, Iowa 50226.
12382 NW Sheldahl Dr. Polk City, Iowa 50226
Polk County Supervisor:
111 Court Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50309
County Board of Supervisors
Polk County Conservation Board
Map of the Area
Map of the Cemetery, with surrounding Corps of Engineers' land
Map of Madison Township area, Polk County