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Hike the Prairie

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Throw on your boots and join us for an evening hike at Kothenbeutel Prairie to celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week! INHF Land Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt will guide attendees through this stunning 40-acre native prairie preserve featuring over 200 plant species and a diverse array wildlife. He'll also provide insight into the history of the property, as well as past, current and planned restoration projects. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the prairie in its autumn glory. New and experienced hikers alike are welcome!

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About Iowa Prairie Heritage Week

Iowa Prairie Heritage Week is an annual, week-long celebration that invites the public to explore Iowa's prairie past, present and future. This year's event, which includes events across the state, will be held September 10-16.

Please bring:
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking stick, binoculars, field guides, etc., if you have them
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver

Kothenbeutel Prairie is located in northern Franklin County approximately 20 miles south of Mason City. Hikers may park along the road on 240th St. west of Thrush Ave. Look for INHF signs and staff. > VIEW GOOGLE MAP


Contact Ryan Schmidt at or 515-288-1846 x13

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Kothenbeutel Prairie
Sheffield, IA 50475

Ryan Schmidt