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VOLUNTEER ANNIVERSARY EVENT: Kahler Prairie Seed Harvest (Iowa City)

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This event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our volunteer program! While INHF has had many dedicated volunteers since our founding, the volunteer program was officially formed in 2013 when resources became available from the Geitel Winakor bequest. 

Join INHF staff and volunteers at Kahler Prairie, 110 acres of reconstructed prairie and woodland habitat minutes from Iowa City, for a fall prairie seed harvest!

Together, we'll hand-harvest native seed. Seed collected will be used to diversify and expand the prairie. This activity is a favorite among our volunteers because of how peaceful and relaxing it is. It’s a great way to get to know the prairie more intimately and learn about this special ecosystem.

An RSVP is requested for this event. 

About Kahler Prairie

Kahler Prairie is a diverse 110-acre outdoor oasis just outside of Iowa City. It includes wetland, woodland and oak savanna habitats. The property has high species diversity that has been stewarded with fire and invasive brush removal. In the fall of 2022, after the property was in a reserved life estate for several years, the Kahler’s donated the property outright to INHF to own and steward in perpetuity.  This generous donation will allow INHF to continue to engage the Eastern Iowa community on the land into the future. 

Please bring:
  • A water bottle
  • Long pants and close-toed shoes
  • Sun protection
  • All other equipment provided
  • A walking stick, binoculars and camera - if you like
  • No experience necessary
  • Children and families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
  • There will be NO restroom on-site
  • Please arrive five minutes early to park and check in

From Iowa City, head north of Hwy 1/North Dodge St. Turn right on Rapid Creek Rd. NE and follow for 2 miles. Look for a white INHF event sign to turn right off Rapid Creek Rd. and follow back to the property.



Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at or  515-288-1846, ext. 35.


Thursday, October 5, 2023

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Kahler Prairie
Iowa City, IA

Melanie Schmidt