Wordless Wednesday: Turin Prairie

IMG_7436This photo of Turin Prairie was taken at this past weekend’s Loess Hills Prairie Seminar. The seminar consisted of nearly 100 people who got a taste of what this 425-acre project is about. About 65 volunteers donated their time to clear out Cedar trees from a steep, prominent hill for the Great Race Against Shade (G.R.A.S.S.) to foster the health for native prairie. The volunteers included our land stewardship interns and staff, Nature Conservancy interns, the DNR trails crew, plus DNR staff and assorted volunteers including our own board member Greg Grupp.

Photo by INHF Land Stewardship Assistant Ryan Schmidt

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Volunteer opportunity: Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie

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Eager to get outside after the long winter? Come explore Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie! Join INHF and Buchanan County Conservation to assist with brush removal on this high-quality prairie.

INHF is hosting one of its first spring volunteer events at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, near Independence, Iowa, on April 12th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. We’ll be leading a tour of the property at 11 a.m. for those wanting to learn a little more about our work on this magnificent piece of land. Continue reading