- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A nearly $100,000 state grant will help Cedar Rapids create up to 1,000 acres of native prairie to support monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Cedar Rapids officials say the city’s parks department will use the $96,480 state grant to buy seeds, prepare land and create native prairie habitat on 82 acres of non-productive land within the Sac and Fox Natureway.

As part of the project, the city will erect educational signs and mow walking trails.

The effort is intended to address a big decline in Iowa and throughout the nation in pollinator species and the habitat they rely upon.

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