You’re invited to an invasive brush removal on Thursday, March 8, from 2-4:30 p.m., at Snyder Heritage Farm, a 154-acre natural area 20 minutes northeast of Des Moines in Elkhart. Explore the farm’s prairie, woodland and wetlands, while helping steward the land.


Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush so native species can thrive.


No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. All volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace. Volunteers should wear layers, boots with warm socks, a winter hat and gloves, and bring a water bottle. No experience necessary. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.


About Snyder Heritage Farm


For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm to a beautiful mix of native landscapes. Snyder Heritage Farm is owned and managed by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Snyder Heritage Farm is located at 11700 N.E. 64th St.