Pappy Dickens Preserve is a 16.5-acre preserve that borders Iowa City’s Hickory Hill Park on its North West side at 1356 Dodge St Ct. The Friends of Hickory Hill Park was instrumental in the acquisition of the property and will be responsible for managing the Preserve for the Trust. The site provides a nice buffer for the Park and extends the large urban/wild park habitat for wildlife and numerous bird species. The Preserve consists of a young, developing mixed-hardwood woodland, but was much more open in the past.
There are currently issues with several invasive species including a large amount of honeysuckle. Plans are to remove invasive species and open up the canopy and let the site develop into an open woodland habitat.
Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info
NOTE: for workdays, meet at the old Hyvee on North Dodge St:
1201 N Dodge St,
Iowa City, IA 52245