Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Trees Forever and the City of Marion at Faulkes Heritage Woods, a 110-acre nature area near Cedar Rapids, for a spring garlic mustard pull!
Volunteers will help hand-pull garlic mustard -- an invasive species that is all-too-happy to take over wooded landscapes -- making way for native plants and wildflowers.
An RSVP is requested for this event.
No experience necessary. Families welcome. Rain date: May 19th.
About Faulkes Heritage Woods
Located on the Cedar Rapids and Marion border, Faulkes Heritage Woods is an outdoor gem in one of Iowa's most populous counties. The native woodland along Indian Creek features over 300 plant species, a 1.5 mile walking trail and high-quality wildlife habitat. The land is permanently protected by a conservation easement donated to INHF by sisters Alice Smith and Elizabeth Barry and their nieces, Nancy Thompson and Cynthia Thompson. It is named in honor of Alice Faulkes, the grandmother and great-grandmother of the four women. Now part of the Marion parks system, Faulkes Heritage Woods is owned and managed by the City of Marion.
- Clothes you don't mind getting beat up, work gloves and sturdy shoes
- Hat, bug spray and a water bottle
- All other equipment provided
- No experience necessary
- Families welcome
- You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
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Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-288-1846, ext. 35