Curb your cabin fever with an afternoon outdoors! Volunteers will remove brush and non-native plants to help the prairie at Breen Prairie thrive. People are welcome to stay and hike the prairie after the event.
Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush. Participants may work alongside or with an experienced chain sawyer. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.
An RSVP is required.
ABOUT BREEN PRAIRIE
Breen Prairie Farm encompasses 140 acres of native dry, rocky prairie, woodland and working lands. Helen Reichardt donated the farm to INHF in 1989 to permanently protect and preserve the land’s natural beauty and wildlife habitat. It is now owned and stewarded by INHF.
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
Breen Prairie Farm is located approximately 3 miles north of Monticello on Hwy 38 in Jones County.
From Monticello, drive north on IA-38 out of town about 3 miles. The property is located less than a quarter mile past Rock Road, on the east side of the road. A wooden sign is visible. Look for INHF event signage and staff.
Volunteers should park along the highway just past the entrance to the field on the property.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at email@example.com
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.