Friends of Hickory Hill Park

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

Casey Kohrt - Tue Oct 24, 2017 @ 03:51PM
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Fall workdays are well underway and a signup can be found HERE.

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Casey Kohrt - Fri May 05, 2017 @ 10:42AM
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Casey Kohrt - Wed Feb 15, 2017 @ 07:37PM
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We have planned workdays for this Spring, 2017.  These workdays accomplish a large amount of the work we do in the park, and we welcome anyone to come and help!  Most are centered around Honeysuckle and Garlic Mustard Control.  There is also a workday for Old Oak Liberation.  Follow the link to sign up.

Sign up here 

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Anonymous - Sun May 15, 2016 @ 09:45AM
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There will be a public hearing from 2-3:30 pm today (Sunday, May 15) to discuss the consultant's recommendations for Hickory Hill Park. Meet at the Lower Hickory Hill entrance on Bloomington St. This is also the second day of the annual plant sale.  Follow the link for more information. 

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Anonymous - Fri Mar 18, 2016 @ 02:19PM
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Volunteers help maintain the park at workdays by performing trail maintenance, brush cutting, and garlic mustard pulls. For further information or to sign up, follow the link from the specific day.

Clothing Suggestions: For all events, wear closed-toed shoes and long, sturdy pants (no yoga-style 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.


SIGN UP HERE


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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Anonymous - Wed Sep 16, 2015 @ 02:15PM
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Volunteers are invited to help maintain the park at workdays to perform trail maintenance, brush cutting, and garlic mustard pulls. For further information or to sign up, follow the link from the specific day.

For all workdays, wear closed-toed shoes and long, sturdy pants (no yoga-style 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.

Link to the Fall 2015 workday schedule here

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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Anonymous - Mon Jun 22, 2015 @ 05:28PM
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The summer solstice may have just passed, but at FHHP Central we're already thinking about next year! Submit your photographs of Hickory Hill Park for the 2016 calendar. Send digital photos by July 15 to Friends.HH.Park@gmail.com. 

All photos must have been taken in Hickory Hill Park. In the email, please provide your full name and address. Limit 10 submissions per person. 

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Anonymous - Sat May 23, 2015 @ 08:03PM
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Learn to create a habitat for monarch butterflies and shop for milkweeds, other native flowers and plants, and an assortment of ornamental plants at the annual Monarch Madness and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, from 10 am to 4 pm both days, rain or shine. The sale, which is organized by the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, will be held at the pavilion at the south entrance to Hickory Hill Park located on Bloomington Street.

All proceeds of the plant sale support park stewardship and conservation projects.

Monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed and a lack of milkweed and other environmental stressors has led to a huge decline in monarch populations. Native milkweeds and other native flowers and plants encourage habitats for the butterfly.

Watch our Facebook page, Friends of Hickory Hill Park, for information on a mystery plant, also known as the “monarch magnet,” which will be sold at the plant sale. Supplies are limited so get there early. The identity of the mystery plant will be unveiled on Friday, May 29.

Friends of Hickory Hill Park also accepts donations up to the day before the plant sale. Donated plants can be left in the driveway of 2607 Friendship Street or 435 Rundell Street in Iowa City. Email friends.hh.park@gmail.com or check our Facebook page Friends of Hickory Hill Park for more information.

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Anonymous - Fri Apr 17, 2015 @ 11:07AM
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Recent burns at Hickory Hill Park will encourage the growth of native prairie. Earthview Environmental, of Coralville, recently completed a burn in the park. 


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Anonymous - Fri Feb 27, 2015 @ 05:05PM
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Environmental science students and the public are invited to help maintain our park at workdays to perform trail maintenance, brush cutting, and garlic mustard pulls. For further information or to sign up, follow the link from the specific day. 

For all events, wear closed-toed shoes and long, sturdy pants (no yoga-style 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.

Link to the Spring 2015 work days here

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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