[October 29th, 2019 – Muscatine, Iowa] – Muscatine area organizations are coming together to host Mussels of Muscatine on Thursday, November 12th at the National Pearl Button Museum from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
The community is invited to learn about the history of Muscatine’s mussels that led our community to become the undisputed Pearl Button Capital of the World and how those same mussels play an important role in water quality. Find out how Muscatine locals want to bring back mussels to the Mississippi River and beyond.
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The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served starting at 5:00 pm and attendees can view the National Pearl Button Museum’s exhibits and view displays from Muscatine area organizations about mussels, water quality and conservation. The evening’s program will begin at 5:30 pm with speakers from the National Pearl Button Museum, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the City of Muscatine and The Nature Conservancy.
What: Mussels of Muscatine
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: National Pearl Button Museum, 117 W 2nd Street, Muscatine, IA
About The Nature Conservancy:
Since 1963 The Nature Conservancy in Iowa has worked to preserve our state’s natural landscapes through the advancement of land and water conservation. We have project managers across the state who know and work within their own communities to protect and conserve private lands in urban and rural areas and work with agricultural producers and companies on best management practices. We value a scientific, systematic approach to conservation that incorporates long-term strategic planning. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, visit www.nature.org/iowa.