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Second Saturday Stewardship – Native Prairie Seed Cleaning

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Second Saturday Stewardship – Native Prairie Seed Cleaning

What: Second Saturday Stewardship – Native Prairie Seed Cleaning
When: Saturday, January 13 from 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Where: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228

Would you like to help build tallgrass prairie? We are looking for volunteers to
help clean native prairie seeds by hand and with tools on Saturday, January
13, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. This activity
involves removing the stem, leaves, and other parts, leaving just the seeds for
planting. This work will be done inside the seed lab located at the refuge
visitor center.

You can enjoy learning about prairie plants while contributing to building
prairie for people and wildlife. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome
to participate. Free hot chocolate and snacks will be available for volunteers.
Volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer agreement. Volunteers under
the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the form. Volunteers
are required to wear closed sturdy shoes and pants.
For additional information and to register, contact [email protected] or
call 515-994-3400.

The refuge is located right off highway 163 in Prairie City at 9981 Pacific Street
– only about 30 minutes east of Des Moines. For more information about the refuge and event, including driving directions, please visit our website at

or check out our Facebook page at

Specific questions can be
directed to Nancy Corona at [email protected] or (515) 994-3400.


January 13
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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