ADVISORY: IOWA WILDLIFE FEDERATION TO RELEASE TICK REPORT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brad Anderson   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:39
Climate Change Has Led to Increases in Ticks, Mosquitos & Poison Ivy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Tomorrow in a statewide conference call with Iowa media the Iowa Wildlife Federation will release a report detailing the increases in ticks, mosquitos, fire ants and poison ivy due to climate change.  The report, titled “Ticked Off – America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change,” was produced by the National Wildlife Federation, which includes 49 state affiliates and more than four million members committed to protecting wildlife and connecting Americans with nature.

Leading the call will be Joe Wilkinson, President of the Iowa Wildlife Federation.  Joining Wilkinson will be Dr. Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean of the Department of Global Health at Des Moines University, and Frank Szollosi, Regional Outreach Manager for the National Wildlife Federation based in Ann Arbor, MI.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH:

WHAT: Statewide conference call with reporters to release the report “Ticked Off – America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change”
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