Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie (Jefferson)

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Press Center


CONTACT: Joe Jayjack, communications director, or 515-288-1846 ext. 19

Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie (Jefferson)
INHF to host brush removal at prairie preserve

JEFFERSON – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) will host a winter work day at Perkins Prairie on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will remove unwanted brush and non-native plants from the prairie and are welcome to stay and hike after the event.

Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. No experience is necessary, and instruction will be provided.

WHAT: Winter Work Day
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Perkins Prairie, Jefferson, IA

An RSVP is requested.

Perkins Prairie Preserve is a 30-acre prairie preserve in Greene County. Carroll Perkins and Karen Voge-Perkins donated the property, which features gently rolling hills of remnant prairie, to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in 2014. It is now owned and stewarded by INHF.

New and experienced volunteers are welcome. This is a family-friendly event. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants, layers and work gloves.

Directions: View Google Map

Contact INHF Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at with questions.


Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit conservation group that works with private landowners and other partners to protect Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 185,000 acres of Iowa's wild places.

For more information, visit or call 515-288-1846.