Time to get your hands dirty. Join INHF at six great
summer volunteer events!
Learn about invasive species:
Remove Invasives and Feed the Zoo Animals!
June 9 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.| Jay Spence Shelter House, Des Moines, Iowa
Join INHF, Trees Forever, the City of Des Moines and other partners in this exciting workshop focused on identifying and removing invasive woodland plants. Participants will learn about invasives in the classroom, then head outside for some hands-on training. The event is part of the Upcycle program, which takes the invasive plants to feed zoo animals. More details here.
Help Maintain Trails:
RAVE along the Greenbelt!
June 15 | 5 - 7 p.m.| Colby Park, Windsor Heights, Iowa
RAVE, or "Random Acts of Volunteering for the Earth," teams up with local partners for quick, easy-to-access volunteer events throughout the Des Moines metro. Join INHF and Walnut Creek Watershed along the Clive Greenbelt Trail in Windsor Heights for a brush removal. We'll clean up both the woodland and trail, with a social hour to follow! More details hereFor updates on future RAVE events, text RAVE to  515-505-3666 or sign up at RAVE@inhf.org.
Restore a Prairie:
Heritage Valley Seed Harvest
July 14 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Heritage Valley, Waukon Iowa
The remnant, hilltop prairie calls. Many hands are needed to collect seed, as mechanical harvesters just can't make the hike. We invite you to join us in northeast Iowa on this beautiful, never plowed prairie. More details here.
Puccoon Prairie Restoration
July 16 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Puccoon Prairie, Des Moines, Iowa
We need your help to restore the prairie! INHF and Polk County Conservation will be at this unique prairie remnant just outside of Des Moines. Volunteers and staff will work to clear the area of brush and invasive species. More details here.
Restore the Prairie, Restore Yourself
July 21 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., brush removal; 8 - 9 p.m. Yoga | Pacific Junction, Iowa
INHF has partnered with  Mills County Conservation and  The Yoga Path for a first-ever prairie restoration/yoga and meditation combo event.  Participants will help remove autumn olive from the landscape, then have the option to partake in a yoga relaxation/meditation near the worksite. You're invited to join us for one or both! More details here
Save the date!
"Lend a Hand to the Land" event with Iowa land trusts!
August 13 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Whiterock Conservancy, Coon Rapids, Iowa
Come for the people, stay for the canoeing! We're excited to announce this sure-to-be-epic partnership volunteer event! Join INHF, Whiterock Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Bur Oak Land Trust and others out at Whiterock to do some much needed brush removal on an oak savanna. More details to come.
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Subscribe to INHF volunteer events on Facebook, and be notified of volunteering opportunities near you!

Simply visit the INHF Facebook page, find "Events" in the left-hand sidebar and hit "Subscribe" ! Or, send an email to Mary Runkel at mrunkel@inhf.org and receive direct Facebook invitations!


Want to sign up for an event?

Contact Mary at mrunkel@inhf.org or 515-288-1846 ext. 17


Learn more about INHF's volunteer program.

Corporate Volunteering
INHF has worked with many awesome corporations to get their employees out on the land to give back while team building. Does your workplace offer PTO for volunteering? 
Want to involve INIHF?  Contact Mary .