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Snyder Heritage Nature Walk

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Grab your hiking boots and head to Snyder Heritage Farm to experience the prairie in bloom.

INHF Land Stewardship Director, Ryan Schmidt, will lead a guided hike through the prairie, share the Snyder story, point out native plants and wildflowers, and provide insight into past, current and planned restoration. 

No experience necessary. Families welcome!

About Snyder Heritage Farm

For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm to a beautiful blend of prairie, oak savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. It is now a 154-acre natural area just north of the Des Moines metro. Snyder Heritage Farm is owned and managed by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Please bring:

Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
A water bottle
Sun protection
A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
A love of Iowa's outdoors


No experience necessary
Families welcome
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver


Snyder Heritage Farm is located 20 minutes northeast of Des Moines in Elkhart, Ia.

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Contact Ryan Schmidt at or 515-288-1846, ext. 13

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th St.
Elkhart, IA 50073

Ryan Schmidt