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Brad Ohrt of Grundy County receives award for Field Shelter-Belt Windbreak

September 18, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Brad Ohrt of Grundy County was announced as the winner of the Izaak Walton League Field Shelter-Belt Windbreak Award on August 29, 2016 at the 70th Annual Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners Annual Conference at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona.

Brad's windbreak is fourteen rows and is diverse with many species. The purpose of the field windbreak was to enhance habitat for wildlife and to help with wind erosion on the farm. Dwindling wildlife habitat was the main motivation for the windbreak installation. Mowing and spraying for weeds is conducted for maintenance when necessary, but the windbreak has mainly been left alone for wildlife to inhabit and flourish.

An image of Jack Johnson with the Izaak Walton League presenting the award to Brad Ohrt is attached. (Names listed above as left to right in image.)

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For additional information contact Clare Lindahl, Executive Director with Conservation Districts of Iowa, phone: 515.289.8300, email:



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