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G.R.A.S.S. (Great Race Against Shrubs and Shade)

Great Race Against Shrubs and Shade

Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy in Iowa in the Loess Hills for one of the largest land restoration days in the state. Together, we'll remove cedars on the east slope at the Turin Wildlife Management Area (WMA) property near Turin to help keep the property's hillside prairies healthy and thriving. 

Please note: This event is not for the faint of heart. The terrain is steep and uneven, and the work is intense.

No RSVP necessary - just show up!

Please bring:
  • Water bottle
  • Sturdy boots or shoes
  • Helmet, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs and sunscreen - if you have them (we will have a few extras)
  • Wear long pants and clothes you don't mind getting dirty

No experience necessary

This is one of our more intense work days. Terrain can be steep and uneven. Not recommended for children under 10. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver. 


Meet near 21768 Oak Ave. (the address of the neighbor adjacent to Turin WMA) approximately two miles north of Hwy 175 on Oak Ave. 

Visit the Loess Hills Prairie Seminar site to view maps and detailed directions.


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

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Friday, May 31, 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm

Turin Prairie
21768 Oak Ave.
Turin, IA 51040

Melanie Louis