Prairie Rescue & Good Food

By Taylor on August 15, 2014 in Blog

Homestead Puccoon1It’s true! Prairies are hot in the summer, but this season is also one of the best times to see a prairie “in action!” Join INHF and the Polk County Conservation Board as we restore a hidden prairiegem! Complimentary lunch with ice cold drinks to follow.

What: Invasive species eradication from a remnant (unplowed) prairie.

Where: Puccoon Prairie, about 7 miles northeast of Bondurant. Go east off 330/65 onto NE 102nd, and take the first right onto NE 112th St. Travel south 1/2 mile, and we will meet at the entrance gate south of NE 102nd 1/2 mile, on NE 112th St (east side of road).

When: Saturday, August 23rd
Work day: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Puccoon Prairie
Grill out: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

*Lunch will be provided at Shelter House on the south side of Lake Petocka at the South Shelter near the playground.

Why: To help our native ecosystems and the wildlife that call them home thrive.

Registration preferred: INHF is partnering with Polk County CCB for this work day. To register, please call or email Pat Spain at (515) 323-5280, or email

Learn more about INHF’s volunteer programs.

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