Curb your cabin fever with an afternoon outdoors! Volunteers will remove unwanted brush and non-native plants from the prairie at Perkins Prairie. Volunteers are welcome to stay and hike the prairie after the event.
Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. Participants may work to remove plants with thorns. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.
An RSVP is requested.
ABOUT PERKINS PRAIRIE
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 (INHF) in 2014. It is now owned and stewarded by INHF.
ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
- Long pants and layers. You may be working with thorny plants so sturdy clothes that can withstand rips (or you don't mind ripping) are encouraged.
- Work gloves and water bottle
- A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
- No experience necessary
- Families welcome
- There will NOT be a restroom on site
- You will be asked to sign a Volunteer Liability Waiver
Perkins Prairie Preserve is located across the road to the west from Seven Hills County Park, just outside Jefferson. Parking is available at the park.
> Google Map
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is committed to an equitable opportunity for volunteers to gather, in which we strive toward an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all. INHF continues to work toward creating a more inclusive environment that encourages, supports and affirms the diverse backgrounds of our volunteers. Attendees whose words, actions or behaviors make other attendees feel unsafe or unwelcome at INHF volunteer events will be asked to leave.