You're invited to Heritage Valley, a 1,200-acre nature area near Decorah, for a summer prairie seed harvest!
Together, we'll hand harvest native seed from Heritage Valley's hillside prairies. Seed collected will used to diversify and expand the prairie. We'll kick the day off with coffee, conversation and a bit of background about Heritage Valley.
An RSVP is requested for this event.
About Heritage Valley
Unrivaled in its scope, Heritage Valley encompasses more than three miles of the Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa. The property boasts a diverse mixture of habitats including woodland, prairie and floodplains, all managed primarily for native plants and wildlife. The property is owned and managed by INHF.
- A water bottle
- Clothes you don't mind getting beat up, work gloves and sturdy shoes
- Sun protection
- All other equipment provided
- A hiking stick, binoculars and camera - if you like
- No experience necessary
- Children welcome
- You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
- Please note: Terrain can be steep and hilly. All volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level.
From Decorah, leaving from W Water St., head west and make a slight right onto College Dr. At the intersection of College and Locust Rd., take a right and follow Locust Rd./W38 for 9 miles. At the intersection of W38 and Big Canoe Rd., take a right and follow for 5 miles. At the 3 way intersection of Balsam Rd., take a right following W60/Balsam Rd. to the intersection of Ellingson Bridge Dr. Take a left and follow Ellingson Bridge Dr. around the bend until you see an INHF sign.
From Waukon, go north on Hwy 76/9th St. NW out of Waukon. In 7 miles, take a left onto Iverson Bridge Rd. Go past Sandpiper Rd. At the first "Y" in the road, go left onto Ellingson Bridge Dr. At the 2nd "Y", go right to stay on Ellingson Bridge Dr. Go over the river and just after Red Bud Dr., look for an INHF sign and staff. Parking is available on a driveway on the left.
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Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis at email@example.com or 515-288-1846, ext. 35.