Brush & Brews (Elkhart)

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Soak in the final days of fall and help the oak savanna thrive at Brush & Brews. Volunteers will remove invasive brush from the oak savanna at Snyder Heritage Farm. After, we'll grab a beer at Reclaimed Rails. 

An RSVP is requested for this event.

Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush so native species can thrive. Participants may work alongside or with an experienced chain sawyer. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome. In the event of inclement weather, Brush & Brews will be rescheduled for winter 2023.

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 cared for by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Please:
  • Dress for the weather and wear layers, long pants, sturdy boots with warm socks, a winter hat that can be worn under a helmet and lined work gloves (we will have some spares)
  • Bring a water bottle and gear that you don’t mind getting dirty or scratched up (feel free to bring extra handsaws or loppers, if you have them)
Details
  • No experience necessary
  • Training will be provided
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
  • No restroom on site
Directions

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

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Questions?

Contact Melanie Schmidt at mschmidt@inhf.org or 515-288-1846, ext. 35.

EVENT DETAILS

Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Time:
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th
Elkhart, IA 50073

Contact:
Melanie Schmidt
mschmidt@inhf.org

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