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WRITER: SARAH BURKE
CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

March 7 Maple Syrup Demonstration at Macbride Recreation Area

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services will sponsor a demonstration on the making of maple syrup at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MRNA) in the Archery Pavilion from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

MNRA Maintenance Coordinator John Miller will explain how to identify maple trees, tap trees for sap, boil sap, and produce maple syrup. Participants also will have a chance to taste the results of the procedure.

The Macbride Nature Recreation Area is located on County Road F-28 between North Liberty and Solon. The program is free and open to the public.

3/4/98