Friends of Hickory Hill Park

Dedicated to preserving Hickory Hill Park as a natural sanctuary for Iowa City.

Volunteer Work Days

Volunteer Registration: spring 2014 Work Days

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


Environmental Science / Public Workdays – Spring 2014

Mar 9th (Sun) 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Brush Cutting on the Hickory Hill, led by Mike Fallon. Cutting and piling honeysuckle shrubs and multiflora rose from woodland areas to encourage native plant growth. Raking of firebreak areas. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE

Mar 29th (Sat) 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Brush Cutting on the Hickory Hill, led by Casey Kohrt. Cutting and piling honeysuckle shrubs and multiflora rose from woodland areas to encourage native plant growth. Raking of firebreak areas. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE

Mar 30th (Sun) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Brush Cutting on the Hickory Hill, led by Mike Fallon. Cutting and piling honeysuckle shrubs and multiflora rose from woodland areas to encourage native plant growth. Raking of firebreak areas. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE

Apr 5th (Sat) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Bridge and Trail Maintenance at the North End, led by John Kardos. Repairing bridge abutments. Repairing erosion areas, applying, spreading and shaping gravel to repair and improve eroded pathways. Report to the North Dodge (Conklin) Street entrance. See clothing suggestions and below. SIGN UP HERE

Apr 13th (Sun) 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Brush Cutting on the Hickory Hill, led by Casey Kohrt. Cutting and piling honeysuckle shrubs and multiflora rose from woodland areas to encourage native plant growth. Raking of firebreak areas. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE

Apr 19th (Sat) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Garlic Mustard Pull, led by Pete Kollasch. Rain or shine. Pulling invasive garlic mustard, and bagging the pulled plants for removal. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE

Apr 26th (Sat) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Garlic Mustard Pull, led by Pete Kollasch. Rain or shine. Pulling invasive garlic mustard, and bagging the pulled plants for removal. Report to the Bloomington Street entrance. See clothing suggestions below.SIGN UP HERE


Additional Information:

Clothing Suggestion: For all events, wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. If you do not wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, you will be prevented from participating. Bring a pair of work gloves, if you can, water and a snack.


Other Information: You will not receive a response to your sign-up.  More information about our events and a map of the park, showing entrances, can be found at our website: http://www.hickoryhillpark.org/


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