Woodland Care Day

Volunteers interested in learning about native woodland ecosystems are invited to help care for one of the hidden gems in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area.


Join us!

Dates & Times:

Sat., Jan. 21 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Wed., Feb. 22 • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 22 • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Meet at the trailhead on Tama Street SE just north of 30th Street Drive in Cedar Rapids


Trees Forever is organizing Woodland Care Days in partnership with Our Woodland Legacy, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, City of Marion and Coe College.


Faulkes Heritage Woods is one of the natural treasures of Linn County, but invasive species are putting its ecosystem at risk. These events will focus on removing and treating invasive Japanese barberry. The spiny shrub invades woodlands, shading out native plants.


Volunteers are asked to come prepared to work outdoors and are encouraged to wear sturdy leather work gloves. Volunteer hours count towards TreeKeepers requirement.



Call 319-373-0650 ext.115 and ask for Carole OR email Carole and Katie

Volunteers celebrate after pulling invasive Japanese barberry plants in Faulkes Woods

Read more about these work days in our November blog entry.

Cancellations due to weather will be posted here.