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Winter Invasive Brush Removal

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Curb your cabin fever and join INHF for a winter invasive brush removal at Snyder Heritage Farm!

Winter can be a wonderful time to work outdoors — no summer heat, humidity or insects, and plenty of open spaces to observe wildlife. We promise hot drinks, like-minded friends and a truly beautiful winter landscape!

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. All volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace.

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 wear/bring:
  • Layers
  • Boots with warm socks
  • Lined winter work gloves (we will have some spares available)
  • A winter hat you can wear under a helmet
  • A water bottle
  • Gear that you don’t mind getting dirty or scratched up (feel free to bring handsaws or loppers, if you have them)
  • No experience necessary
  • 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 Melanie Louis at or 515-288-1846, ext. 35.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th
Elkhart, IA 50073

Melanie Louis