RAVE: Great Western Trail

This little remnant prairie wasn’t destroyed by plow or shovel and sits hidden along the Great Western Trail. One volunteer has taken the initiative to care for it the past few years and has asked for some help - so we thought we’d RAVE (again)! Join us for this Random Act of Volunteering for the Earth (RAVE) event! Together, let’s see how much we can accomplish in 1.5 hours! Then get a drink ticket for the Cumming Tap!

Bike or drive down to help us remove brush from a remnant prairie along the trail. INHF helped to establish this trail some 20 years ago and now it’s owned and managed by Warren County Conservation.

What: We’ll use hand tools and herbicide to remove invasive plants from a prairie.

When: Tuesday, April 18th from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Just south of the Cumming Tap along the trail. There is a parking lot just W of the Cumming Tap at the Great Western Trailhead. Walk south on the trail until you see us!

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What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sturdy boots or shoes that can get muddy
  • Hat, gloves, sunscreen
  • If biking, a change of clothes (long pants/jeans are ideal)


  • No experience necessary.
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
  • Nearest toilet is at the Cumming Tap.
  • Terrain can be hilly and uneven, but we encourage people to work at their own pace.

NO RSVP REQUIRED! Just show up! With questions, email, call or text Mary: mrunkel@inhf.org or 515-238-9974.

About RAVE

RAVEs are quick, after-work spurts of hard work followed by a beer or food. We’ll bring the supplies — all you have to do is show up.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Great Western Trail
Cumming, IA

Mary Runkel