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Heritage Valley Seed Harvest

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The remnant, hilltop prairie calls! You're invited to Heritage Valley for a summer prairie seed harvest!

Together, we'll hand harvest native seed on two hillside prairies, as mechanical harvesters just can't make the hike. Seed collected will used to diversify and expand the prairie. Arrive early to enjoy coffee, conversation and learn about Heritage Valley and its amazing prairies. 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 in INHF, which is currently raising funds to complete the project. Learn more about Heritage Valley and how you can help permanently protect it forever.

Please bring:
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes you don't mind getting beat up, work gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Sun protection
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
  • Terrain can be steep and hilly

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. > VIEW MAP


Contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Runkel at or  515-288-1846 x17.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heritage Valley
Waukon, IA

Mary Runkel