Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie Preserve

Posted on November 30, 2020 in Press Center


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

JEFFERSON – Iowans are invited to join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) for a winter workday at Perkins Prairie in Jefferson on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Together, volunteers will help remove brush and non-native plants from the prairie.

Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. Participants may work alongside or with an experienced chain sawyer. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.

WHAT: Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Perkins Prairie Preserve, Jefferson, IA
RSVP: An RSVP is required for this event. 

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

No experience necessary. Family friendly, kids welcome. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants, mask, work gloves and bring a water bottle.

Perkins Prairie is located across the road to the west from Seven Hills County Park, just outside of Jefferson, IA.

Contact 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 180,000 acres of Iowa's wild places.

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