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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Help Restore the Tallgrass Prairie at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site on September 27

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Date: August 14, 2008
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will be restoring native tallgrass prairie as part of National Public Lands Day, the annual nation-wide volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. Local volunteers are needed to roll up their sleeves to cut woody shrubs and pick prairie seeds from the tall grass prairie at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

Volunteers interested in helping at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site on Saturday, September 27 should contact Adam Prato at (319) 643-7855 by Friday, September 26. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are recommended.

Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. for an orientation and to get signed up. Work in the prairie will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 of I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.

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Black and white photo of Herbert Hoover in retirement.

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