Together, for the Land

By Taylor on August 28, 2014 in Blog


Join Iowa’s five land trusts to celebrate land protection in Iowa — come for the volunteer day; stay for live music and lunch.

A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements.

Join us in our first fall hurrah! The Nature Conservancy, Bur Oak Land Trust (formally known as Johnson County Heritage Trust), Whiterock Conservancy, Four Mounds Foundation and INHF will host a volunteer day to eradicate invasive species and take back the land. Complimentary lunch and live music to follow.

What: Invasive species eradication, likely honeysuckle or brush removal.

Where: Turkey Creek Preserve (near Iowa City) at 2525 Sugar Bottom Rd. Solon, IA 52333. Lunch location TBD.

When: Saturday, September 6th, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with complimentary lunch following.

Why: To bring Iowa’s land trusts together to show combined support for conservation in Iowa.

According to The National Wildlife Federation, invasive species are a leading threat to native wildlife in the United States because, among other things, they can decrease the biodiversity of an ecosystem and out-compete native species for food and other resources. Read more here.

Details: Event is open to all ages. Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, water bottles, loppers/handsaws (optional) and work gloves. Please wear long sleeves, jeans and closed-toe shoes. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by August 25th. With questions or to RSVP, contact Jake Hart with the Bur Oak Land Trust at 319-338-7030.

Questions about INHF’s program in general? Contact Mary Runkel, INHF volunteer coordinator, by email or at 515-288-1846 ext 17.