You're invited to Heritage Valley, a 1,200 acre nature preserve near Decorah, for a fall prairie seed harvest + cider!
Together, we'll hand harvest native seed from Heritage Valley's hillside prairies, which will be used to diversify and expand the prairie. We'll end the day with apple cider. An RSVP is requested for this event.
Please note: Terrain can be steep and uneven. Volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace. Bring hiking poles, if you have them.
About Heritage Valley
Unrivaled in 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 by INHF, which is currently raising funds to complete the project. Learn more about Heritage Valley and how you can help permanently protect it forever.
- Water bottle
- Clothes you don't mind getting beat up, work gloves and sturdy shoes
- Hiking poles, if you have them
- All other equipment provided
- No experience necessary
- Families welcome
- You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
- Terrain can be steep and hilly
- Volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level
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 Melanie Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-288-1846 x35.