Prairie Restoration Workday


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 08, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

200 N. Liverpool RoadHobart, IN 46342


About

We need your help! Through a grant through the Legacy Foundation, Shirley Heinze Land Trust has funding to build boardwalks at Greiner Nature Preserve in Hobart, which will help us keep these trails open to the public through wet periods.

The site features a diverse landscape of restored prairie, wetlands, and sand savanna. There is a large boardwalk that allows visitors to cross the forested wetland between the prairie and woodland areas. Unusually high water levels have prevented visitors from reaching the boardwalk from the prairie. We would like to extend this boardwalk to prevent the need for wading through water to enjoy the site.

The workday will include moving lumber out to the site and installing support boards and decking to extend the existing boardwalk. The conditions will likely be muddy ground and/or standing water (rubber boots recommended). Volunteers may use power tools such as drills and saws to help construct the new boardwalk. Staff will have all the necessary tools and equipment on hand, including extra gloves, safety goggles, and drinking water.

If building boardwalks isn't your thing, we will also be collecting seeds from the prairie to help in our restoration efforts. This is a fun activity for adults and kids alike!

Please RSVP to our Stewardship Director, Eric Bird at ebird@heinzetrust.org or by calling (219) 242-8558. We hope you'll join us!

Directions to site :
From Ridge Rd. (East 37th Ave) in Hobart, travel south on Liverpool Road about .80 miles. The entrance is located on the west side of Liverpool Road.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Construction

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours
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