Woody Species Removal at Coulter

Event Information

4:43pm - 4:43pm

Buckthorn and Buttonbush are two aggressive, woody species that need to be reduced so that we can increase the biodiversity at this beautiful dune and swale habitat at the John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve.

If you've ever wanted to work alongside our Stewardship Staff, they will be on site from 9am-2pm. Come learn from them about this amazing preserve, and ask them your nature stewardship questions. You are welcome to arrive any time and stay for as little or long as you like. If you arrive at 9am, meet in the parking lot at the preserve and we'll hike back to the work site together. If you arrive later, you can find staff along the trail. Follow the Volunteer Workday signs.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended as the area is often muddy or soggy. We will provide all the necessary equipment and gear, as well as granola bars and water, but we encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle.

So that we can best plan for the event and for more information, call the office at 219-242-8558 or email Christine at cmaloney@heinzetrust.org. For information about last minute cancellations, please check Facebook

Directions: From U.S. 20, travel north on County Line Road (Lake/Porter Counties) about ½ mile to a small gravel parking area on the east side of County Line Road, just south of the MonoSol plant. From U.S. 12, travel about ½ mile south to the parking area.

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Valparaiso


  • 109 W. 700 N. Valparaiso
  • Valparaiso, IN 46385