- On March 14, 2017, a prescribed burn was conducted on the Prairie Acre site during snowy conditions.
- The EVRN capstone class worked on pulling out irises from the iris beds around the site.
- Facilities and Operations mulched the old iris beds, assisted in the tilling of the expansion site located east of Prairie Acre Proper and helped eliminate Bermuda grass from the expansion site.
- Volunteers gathered to plant the prepared expansion site on Earth Day.
- Bonnie Johnson incorporated Prairie Acre into the Site Planning and Design course in the Urban Planning Program.