Tallgrass Prairie Center

Field Trip - Cedar Bend Savanna

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Black Hawk County, Iowa

Cedar Bend Savanna Walk
Join us for a walk on August 11 at Cedar Bend Savanna hosted by the Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, the Iowa Prairie Network and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

This unique black/bur oak savanna is a relict of pre-settlement vegetation that has survived on sandy soils of the Cedar River Valley.  It contains an interesting mixture of savanna and prairie plants. In the past several years Black Hawk County Conservation Board has instituted a series of management practices to restore the area to a closer approximation of its pre-settlement condition.  Terrain is mostly level with a few rough places in the savanna. Regular walking shoes are appropriate. Bruce Stiles and Daryl Smith will be resource persons for the walk.  We encourage you join us on this outing. 

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot in Cedar Falls and car pool/caravan to the Washington/Union Access near the site. For those who wish to join the group at Washington/Union Access at 9:15 a.m., it is located just east of the Cedar River on the south side of Cedar Wapsie Road.  We will convene in the SE corner of the Access and hike ¼ mile to the savanna.  If questions, contact Daryl Smith at 319-290-4160.