News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Linn County Secondary Road Department to use Native Grass and Wildflower Seeds to Improve Roadways

Roadside Habitat

Linn County has received native grass and native forb seed for roadway plantings that will help improve roadway safety and habitats. 

Thanks to partnerships with the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Program and the Univer...

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Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Roadside
Posted on: June 4, 2018

1,000 Miles of Green Infrastructure to Be Added to Linn County Roads

Roadside Habitat

Miles and miles of secondary roadsides in Linn County will be blooming with native flowers and milkweed in the coming years. A new public-private partnership between Linn County and the Monarch Research Project (MRP) will add pollinator habitat to 1,000 m...

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Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Roadside
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Iowa Mowing Laws Designed to Protect Habitats

Roadside Habitat

The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents to protect roadside habitat for nesting game birds, song birds and pollinators this spring and early summer.

According to Iowa Code 314.17, mowing...

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Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Roadside