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2022 Projects

Foster a Pawpaw

May – October 2022

The pawpaw, once an abundant fruit, tree in Iowa is now on the list of species of special concern. It is also the sole food source for the threatened zebra swallowtail butterflies. By planting pawpaws, we are nurturing two species back to health.

Details to come!

Chainsaw Academy - Back by popular demand!

spring and fall 2022

The Bur Oak Land Trust Chainsaw Academy is an educational series to teach safety and competency skills for personal chainsaw use. 

Details: We are offering an all-women, co-ed, and advanced cohort taught by our sawyer certified land stewards. Chainsaws are useful for everything from storm clean up, pruning jobs, and cutting firewood. Participants will learn how to select a chainsaw for their needs, equipment maintenance, proper cutting techniques, and most importantly personal protection. Be prepared for the next storm and be empowered to tackle land work on your property.

Pollinator Week - Save the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

June 20-26, 2022

The rusty patched bumble bee is the first nationally endangered bumble bee. The great news is that they are on at least five of Bur Oak Land Trust’s protected properties! Now you can help us protect their habitat by learning to identify them.

Details to come!

Creek Camp

summer 2022

Crawfish, animal tracks, walking the creek — it’s summer in Iowa. Join us for a day of learning and play at Turkey Creek Preserve

Details to come!

Become a sponsor!

From protecting endangered species to blazing new trails, our sponsors are giving back and making a difference.

For questions about sponsoring a project, email Development Director Rachel Luppens at rachel@buroaklandtrust.org.