photo credit: Camas Lily Field Sunrise 8635 C, Jim Choate, Flickr, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to put more native plants in the ground at Cornerstone!
We have 138 plants (and some seed packets) left over from our fall native plant sale and we need to get them in the ground.
Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. If it's pouring, we'll reschedule. If it's drizzling, we'll be working. Please dress accordingly. Boots or good footwear is strongly encouraged.
The date is set for Thursday, November 17th, 1-3pm. Please fill out the form below and you'll receive follow up contact with details from our Outreach Coordinator.
Volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver available at check in.
If you have questions or are interested in long-term volunteering opportunities, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Morgan Neil: firstname.lastname@example.org.
help bring more native plants to the landscape at cornerstone
Polk SWCD acquired Cornerstone in 2016. As part of a long-term vision, this 87-acre conservation easement will continue to hold onto, and expand, the grassland and oak savanna with portions of oak woodland with a transition to mixed woodland and conifer forest in the southern portion of the property. Additional areas restored to native prairie will improve Cornerstone’s ability to house additional sensitive bird species, increase native forb species populations and forage quality for oak associated birds, mammals, and invertebrates, as well as wet meadow and riparian species who frequent or reside in nearby areas.