Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for a winter work day in the Loess Hills celebrating the 10th anniversary of our volunteer program! While INHF has had many dedicated volunteers since our founding, the volunteer program was officially formed in 2013 when resources became available from the Geitel Winakor bequest. There will be three other anniversary events across the state this year.
At this event, we'll spend a couple hours at the Lebredo/Rose property removing unwanted brush to help the property's native prairie thrive. Please arrive early to park and check-in.
Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (loppers and bowsaws) to manually cut unwanted brush.
No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. All equipment will be provided.
An RSVP is requested.
ABOUT THE LEBREDO/ROSE PROPERTY
The Rose/Lebredo property is a privately owned property containing 60 acres of native remnant prairie, woodland, and mixed pasture along the northern boundary of Stone State Park. Owners Ruth Rose and Luis Lebredo donated a conservation easement to INHF in 2018 permanently protecting the property. The landowners have done a tremendous job of stewarding the property, however, the prairie remnants are currently being invaded by undesirable woody vegetation (bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, dogwood, sumac). The Rose/Lebredo family has been active in other local stewardship efforts in the area and appreciate anyone willing to lend a hand to help ensure this native prairie thrives.
ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
- Cold weather work attire including hat, work gloves, long pants and layers
- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
- A water bottle
- No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided.
- You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
- Restroom facilities will be available at the house
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
An address, directions and parking will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event
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.