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Volunteers Needed to Collect Native Prairie Seed
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
What: Second Saturday Stewardship – Volunteers needed to help build more tallgrass prairie by collecting native tallgrass prairie seed
When: Saturday, November 11 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228
Second Saturday Stewardship
Join us to help rebuild more tallgrass prairie by hand collecting native prairie
seed. Enjoy the prairie filled with a variety of native seeds while watching
wildlife as you help conserve Iowa’s native habitat.
Hot chocolate and snacks will be available courtesy of the Friends of Neal
Smith National Wildlife Refuge. We will clean seeds indoors to prepare them
for spring planting if the weather is inclement.
Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to participate.
For additional information and to register contact [email protected] or
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, pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and
clothing appropriate for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle.
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.