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CANCELED: Adams Fen Winter Workday (Waucoma)

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This event has been canceled due to weather.

Curb your cabin fever with an afternoon outdoors! Volunteers will remove brush and non-native plants helping to restore native habitat at Adams Fen, near Waucoma. Following the event, participants can gather with INHF staff at PIVO Brewery in Calmar for a celebratory drink.

Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. Participants may work to remove plants with thorns and/or alongside an experienced chain sawyer. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.

An RSVP is required.


Adams Fen includes 155 acres of wetland, remnant prairie, woodland, and cropland. The most unique feature of this property is the 46-acre wetland, consisting of a large fen and sedge meadow. It is known to be one of the largest remaining wetlands in northeast Iowa and 58 native plant species have been documented onsite. Adams Fen is now owned and stewarded by INHF. 

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Long pants and layers. You may be working with thorny plants so sturdy clothes that can withstand rips (or you don't mind ripping) are encouraged.
  • Work gloves and water bottle
  • A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • There will NOT be a restroom on site
  • You will be asked to sign a Volunteer Liability Waiver

26553 X Ave. Waucoma, IA 52171 (look for INHF event signage/staff for parking instructions)


Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at 

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is committed to an equitable opportunity for volunteers to gather, in which we strive toward an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all. INHF continues to work toward creating a more inclusive environment that encourages, supports and affirms the diverse backgrounds of our volunteers. Attendees whose words, actions or behaviors make other attendees feel unsafe or unwelcome at INHF volunteer events will be asked to leave.  


Friday, January 12, 2024

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Adams Fen
26553 X Ave
Waucoma, IA 52171

Melanie Schmidt