Eagle Scout Walker Jarvie is working at Hickory Hill Park to fulfill his Eagle Scout requirements and needs your help.
The dates are:
Sunday, Oct. 12, 1-5 pm
Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 am-1 pm.
Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 19, 1-5 pm
Jarvie and volunteers will be digging out invasive honeysuckle plants in designated areas. Volunteers need to bring work gloves and old clothes (long sleeves are highly recommended), and tools such as a spade, adz, axe, hatchet, or lopper.
Meet at the northwest entrance to the park, across from the HyVee on North Dodge St., Hwy 1. For further information, contact Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no limit to how many people can volunteer for each event, and all work days are open to the public. However, we need an estimate of how many are coming and ask that all participants register at the links found below.
IMPORTANT: The park has multiple entrances, and we want you to find us. A map of the park (with the names of park entrances) can be found here.
October 18th (Sat) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Brush management and trail work on the Pappy Dickens Preserve, led by Mike Fallon and John Kardos. Cutting and piling trees and shrubs along designated paths. Shaping and spreading mulch on path. Or cutting and piling honeysuckle shrubs and multiflora rose from woodland areas to encourage native plant growth. Please report to the parking lot of the North Dodge Hy Vee store. Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will be unable to join the group. See clothing suggestions and signup information below.
November 8th (Sat) 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Trash Cleanup on the Pappy Dickens Preserve, led by Casey Kohrt and Pete Kollasch. Removing old tires, metal, fencing, and debris from the site, and doing general cleanup of the area. Please report to the parking lot of the North Dodge HyVee store. Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will be unable to join the group. See clothing suggestions and signup information below.
Clothing Suggestion: For all events, wear closed-toed shoes, socks, and full length jeans. If you do not wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, you will be prevented from participating. Bring a pair of work gloves, water and a snack, if you can.
More information about our events and a map of the park, showing entrances, can be found at our website: http://www.hickoryhillpark.org/
Photos from our spring 2014 woodland burn are now available on our Facebook page: View Photos Now
If you want to see the burn site in person, take the trail north from the Bloomington Street entrance towards the dam. You can't miss it.
The FHHP annual spring plant sale is scheduled for Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th from 10 am to 4 pm each day. PLEASE NOTE:The plant sale will be held at a new location this year- the south parking lot entrance to Hickory Hill Park located on Bloomington Street.The sale will be held in the pavilion - rain or shine.
New at the plant sale this year - Monarch Madness! We have purchased native milkweed plugs that will also be for sale in an effort to increase Monarch Butterfly habitat in the Iowa City area.Monarchs ONLY lay their eggs on milkweed and these native plants are rapidly declining.A lack of milkweed and other environmental stressors has lead to a huge decline in Monarch populations.
As always, we will also be accepting plant donations in the weeks leading up to the plant sale.Plants can be left in the driveway of 2607 Friendship Street or 435 Rundell Street in Iowa City. Email email@example.com for more information.
Donations raised from the plant sale go towards park stewardship and conservation projects.
Volunteers are needed this spring to remove invasive species and repair bridges and trails in the park. Click here to view dates and register online. Anyone is welcome and all volunteer days are open to the public.
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Join Friends fo Hickory Hill Park on the afternoon of Sunday October 20th for our Annual Meeting- AND and a guided informational hike! Join us for the hike, meeting, or both! Refershments will be served and all are welcome.
THE ANNUAL MEETING - 3:15 to 4:00 pm - At the south shelter*
- This is our annual public meeting to elect our board and update our bylaws.
- Join us to meet the Friends of Hickory Hill Park Board members.
- Enjoy some free apple cider and dessert.
- Talk “park” with us!
THE GUIDED HIKE - 4:00 to 5:00 pm - Meet at south shelter*
- Learn about current work that Friend’s is doing in the park.
- See examples of prairie, woodland, and other FHHP restoration projects.
- Learn about future trail and park improvements.
- Ask questions and share your ideas for the park.
- Never visited the park? Now is your chance!
*EVENT LOCATION: The south shelter of Hickory Hill Park is located at the Bloomington Street entrance to the park, where East Davenport dead ends into Bloomington Street. The south shelter can also be accessed from North 7th Ave north of Rochester Ave. Visit www.HickoryHillPark.org for a detailed park map or to contact us.