Tallgrass Prairie Center


TPC in the News


Interview with Cathy Irvine, Iowa Public Television's inaugural episode of "Iowa Life!" 10/09/2023 

Irvine Prairie draws a crowd as part of annual conference: New visitor kiosk, weather station greet visitors (North Tama Telegraph 10/12/23)


A Gift to Iowa's Environment (Cedar Rapids Gazette staff editorial, 6/17/23)

Farmland donation will triple size of reconstructed prairie in Benton County (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 6/12/23)

Donation turns 300 acres of farmland into prairie (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 6/13/23)

Corridors of native pollinator plants to sprout along Minnesota's state highways. (Minnesota Star-Tribune, 5/29/23) 

Irvine Prairie lights up the sky: controlled burn conducted on rural Dysart prairie (North Tama Telegraph, 5/4/23)

Winneshiek County eyes cutting native plantings along roadsides (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 2/17/23)

Iowa Tallgrass prairie restoration project triples in size (Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe, 2/10/23)

UNI tallgrass prairie restoration project to triple in size after donation (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 2/2/23)

Irvine Prairie to triple in size: additional 215 acres donated by Cathy Irvine of Dysart (North Tama Telegraph, 2/2/23)

North Tama eighth graders visit Irvine Prairie. (North Tama Telegraph, 10/28/22)

Fertile Legacy: why remnant prairies are worth saving by Brianna Randall (National Wildlife Magazine, October-November 2022)

WATCH NOW: 'Tell the Bees' exhibit at Waterloo Center for the Arts mourns loss of tallgrass prairies, pollinators (Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, 9/2/2022). The culmination of a TPC artist residency by Erin Anfinson. 

Prairie passion earns Irvine Conservation Woman of the Year (North Tama Telegraph, 8/22/22).   A special honor from the Conservation Districts of Iowa.

Holding on and Taking Root (North Tama Telegraph, 6/1/22) Union Student Union students transplant a very special flower on the Irvine Prairie

Fire and Founder Meet on the Prairie (North Tama Telegraph, 4/28/22)

Prairie comes to Life. (North Tama Telegraph, 10/23/2020) 

Volunteers Rescue Native Prairie Plants from Future Cedar Falls High School Site (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 10/13/20)

Enhanced Cost Share Available for Prairie Strips (Successful Farming, 3/23/20)

Prescribed Prairie Burn Tips (Successful Farming, 11/13/2019)

Roots: A Gift to UNI is Restoring Iowa's Landscape (UNI Magazine 2019)

Irvine donates 77 acres for prairie land (North Tama Telegraph, 9/20/2018)

Endangered Bumblebee Sighting has Campus Buzzing (Inside UNI, 09/19/2018) 

Dysart Woman Donates Acres to be Restored to Iowa's Native Prairie (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 5/22/2018)

7 Tips for Prairie Establishment (Successful Farming, 4/26/2017)

Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, with Milkweed (New York Times, 12/20/2013)