September 10, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connie Achterberg Wildlife-Friendly Demonstration Farm
Northwest corner of Iron and 170th Lincoln
We are having a work day at AOK’s sanctuary, the Achterberg Wildlife-Friendly Demonstration Farm, on Sunday, May 7 from10am-3pm.
With the help of volunteers, we will be doing maintenance on 1 mile of trail, clearing a new 0.2 mile section of trail, and removing invasive elm that is taking over our prairie habitat buffers. If you want something that’s a little easier, you could pull garlic mustard (an invasive herb) or use iNaturalist to document the plants and animals using the area. We should have enough equipment for everyone, but workers may want to bring work gloves, pruners, loppers, chainsaws and string trimmers if they have them. Lunch will be provided.
Meet at the trailhead 0.5 miles north of the intersection of 170th Rd and Iron Dr., just south of the bridge. Contact Jackie via email or phone 785-537-4385 with questions. This is a great opportunity to help wildlife and see the wonderful riparian woods and prairie buffer strips which support Connie Achterberg’s favorite bird, Northern Bobwhite quail.