The Benton County IRM Program completes numerous projects pertaining to native plant communities annually. These projects can be found below.
- Oak Grove Project (61st Street Lane, 33rd Avenue Drive, 59th Street Trail)
- The Benton County Secondary Roads Department is conducting roadwork on portions of 61st St Ln, 33rd Ave and 59th Street Trail between Urbana and Shellsburg. The road is being resurfaced with gravel, straightened and the right-of-way is being significantly widened. Where the right-of-way has been disturbed, the IRVM Program will be planting our diverse mix of prairie grasses and forbs. We hope to complete this project in 2016.
- Atkins Project (33rd Avenue)
- The Benton County Secondary Roads Department is conducting work in the right-of-way along 33rd Avenue south of Atkins. Where the right-of-way has been disturbed, the IRVM Program has planted a mix of diverse prairie grasses and forbs. Several sections of right-of-way have already been planted and the department hopes to have the entire project completed in 2016.
- Benton City Fry Recreation Area Project (29th Avenue Drive)
- The Benton County Secondary Roads Department has been clearing trees and brush in the right-of-way along 29th Avenue Drive. This is being done to improve sight distance and remove trees that are obstructions in the right-of-way. Additionally, the department will be planting native grasses and forbs in areas that are relatively flat in an attempt to prevent future tree growth in this area.
- High Road Project (58th Street)
- The Benton County Secondary Roads Department will be conducting work in the right-of-way along 58th Street. The focus area will be the larger right-of-way sections existing between the old road bed and 58th Street. This work will be done to improve sight distance, remove right-of-way obstructions and reconstruct a large section of native vegetation in the area. Work on this area will most likely begin in the fall of 2016.