Friends of refuge offer planting program

OAKLAND CITY — The Friends of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge will sponsor a free program on fall preparation for pollinator/wildflower plantings at 9 a.m. CT Saturday, Sept. 21, on the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge at Boyd’s Trail parking area, just east of Snaky Point.

The presentation will focus on establishing a pollinator and wildflower planting. Proper ground preparation, seed sources and mixes, timing of planting and planting techniques will be discussed.

David Howell, wildlife biologist and current Friends of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge board member, will sponsor the program.

From State Road 357 (Main Street) in Oakland City, go east on State Road 64 1 mile to County Road 1275E and look for the refuge sign, turn left and follow the signs to the parking lot on the left at Boyd’s Trail.

For further information, look on Facebook and like “PatokaRefugeFriends” or call Howell at 812-455-5256.

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