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Upcoming Event At Neal Smith Refuge 9/23
September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
NEAL SMITH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
9981 PACIFIC STREET
P.O. BOX 399
PRAIRIE CITY, IA 50228
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 16, 2023
What: National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event – Volunteer to help build
tallgrass prairie by collecting native prairie seed
When: Saturday, September 23 from 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228
Volunteers Needed to Collect Prairie Seeds on National Public Lands Day. Celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 23 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm by volunteering to hand collect native prairie seed. NPLD is the nation’s largest, single day volunteer effort on public lands. Enjoy the fall weather, wildflowers, and
viewing wildlife while participating in this beneficial and fun activity that helps build more prairie. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to join, and snacks will be provided. You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the indoor or outdoor
eating areas. To register visit:
https://forms.office.com/g/f3KkrPytmA or call 515-994-3400.
Volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer agreement. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the volunteer form. Volunteers are required to wear sturdy, closed shoes, a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and bring a refillable water bottle. We also recommend volunteers bring insect repellent, and sunscreen.
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
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/neal-smith or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NealSmithNWR. Specific questions can be directed to
Nancy Corona at [email protected] or (515) 994-3400.