Folks at Faulkes, an event to restore the ecosystem of the Woods

By Taylor on September 4, 2014 in Blog


Join us for an event to restore a public woodland! Japanese Barberry is an invasive plant that has begun to take over the woodland — by removing it, we can help the native ecosystem thrive once again. Come and give back to the woods and meet others interested in doing the same! This is a partnership event involving INHF, Trees Forever, the Marion Parks and Rec and Winding Pathways, LLC.

What: Come assist us in removing the invasive Japanese Barberry removal and/or maple tree removal. This will involve using handsaws and/or loppers to cut and haul small brush to piles; others will be asked to assist certified chain-sawyers in hauling brush away from their work area.

When: September 20th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a social gathering following.

Where: Our work day will be at Faulkes Heritage Woods: Tama St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. We are asking people to park nearby- directions sent upon registration.

Details: No experience necessary. Teenagers to adults welcome. We ask that participants bring leather gloves, loppers, handsaws or electric hedge trimmers (if available) and to wear long sleeves, jeans and close-toed shoes.

Registration recommended. You can register at or by calling 800-369-1269, Extension 112.

Learn more about INHF’s volunteer program.

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