Conservation

Prairie Production Plots Spring Cleanup

Throughout the year, Polk County Conservation staff and volunteers engage in a variety of activities to promote the production of diverse prairie plant species throughout the county. Prairie seed generated through these efforts helps to restore prairies, wetlands, and oak savanna habitat. Efforts to restore Polk County’s prairie heritage helps create a resilient landscape by increasing biodiversity, expanding wildlife habitat, improving water quality, reduce flood potential, and store carbon dioxide.

Be a fundamental part of the restoration of Iowa’s tallgrass prairies this spring. In partnership with the Iowa DNR, PCC utilizes produc­tion plots as a means to grow desirable prairie plant species to provide species diversity in native prairie ecosystems, save tens of thousands of dollars in seed costs, provide availability to rare spe­cies, and promote biodiversity in wildlife. Join staff as we prepare the production plots for the growing season through weeding and simple maintenance of the production plots.

A special sur­prise and light breakfast will be provided as thank you for all registered participants.

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior

COST: Free

AGES: All ages and abilities welcome. No experience necessary. 

  • Ages 12+ will be permitted use of hand tools.
  • Ages 18+ will be permitted use of power tools and equipment.
  • Each event participant will be provided proper personal protective equipment and training as needed.

LOCATION DETAILS: 11204 NE 118th Avenue, Maxwell, IA | Park Map

CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov

Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enables all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov.

Volunteer, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

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