Volunteers Make Prairie Fork Work

Volunteers have made a big impact on the management and maintenance of Prairie Fork Conservation Area.

Recently, a volunteer group of Master Naturalist’s helped conduct prairie restoration activities at Prairie Fork. These volunteers help seed several acres of restoration ground. They also helped create several souvenir seed packets that will be provided to area visitors.

Eagle Scout’s William and Wyatt Shults recently completed a couple of Eagle Scout projects on Prairie Fork that will enhance the long term educational use on the Area. William recently completed a foot bridge associated with the self guide interpretive trail. Wyatt has completed a floating dock that will be used by visitors to learn about the ecology of Crow Pond.

Both Eagle Scouts have adopted Prairie Fork and have looked for ways to enhance the Area’s attractiveness to visitors. Their hard work and commitment to improving the facilities at Prairie Fork is an important asset. We look forward to working with both William and Wyatt in the future on other projects.

In addition to these volunteers, we have a future goal of involving Audubon Society Volunteers to help us in conducting area bird monitoring.

If you would like to learn more about ways to get involved at Prairie Fork, please contact the staff.