Celebrate spring outdoors helping to restore a native Iowa Woodland! Volunteers will remove brush and non-native plants to help the native plants thrive. Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.
Due to limited parking, space is limited for this opportunity; RSVP is requested.
ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and layers
- Work gloves and water bottle
- A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Kahler Prairie is a diverse 110-acre outdoor oasis just outside of Iowa City. It includes wetland, woodland and oak savanna habitats. The property has high species diversity that has been stewarded with fire and invasive brush removal. In the fall of 2022, after the property was in a reserved life estate for several years, the Kahler’s donated the property outright to INHF to own and steward in perpetuity. This generous donation will allow INHF to continue to engage the Eastern Iowa community on the land into the future.
From Iowa City, head north of Hwy 1/North Dodge St. Turn right on Rapid Creek Rd. NE and follow for 2 miles. Look for an INHF event sign to turn right off Rapid Creek Rd. and follow back to the property.
Carpooling is encouraged as parking spaces can be limited.
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Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.