Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie Preserve

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm

  515-288-1846
  Website

Curb your cabin fever with an afternoon outdoors! Volunteers will remove unwanted brush and non-native plants from the prairie at Perkins Prairie. Volunteers 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. No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.

ABOUT PERKINS PRAIRIE

Perkins Prairie Preserve is a 30-acre prairie preserve in Greene County. Carroll Perkins and Karen Voge-Perkins donated the property, which features gently rolling hills of remnant prairie, to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) in 2014. It is now owned and stewarded by INHF.

ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT

-Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants, layers and work gloves
-Water bottle
-A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like

DETAILS

-No experience necessary
-Families welcome
-You will be asked to sign a Volunteer Liability Waiver

DIRECTIONS

Perkins Prairie Preserve is located across the road to the west from Seven Hills County Park, just outside Jefferson. Parking is available at the park.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at mschmidt@inhf.org

RSVP 

Type in your Search Keyword(s) and Press Enter...