Prairie seed collection at the Sand Coulee SNA [FULL]

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Sand Coulee SNA, just southeast of Hastings (participants will receive directions prior to event)
Hand collecting prairie seeds

Photo by Rich Wahls for FMR.

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please consider joining us for another prairie seed collection event on September 22nd at Heritage Village Park or visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

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After a brief training on the importance of seed collecting and identification, volunteers will help hand collect much-needed native prairie seed while enjoying this rare example of a sand-gravel prairie in full fall bloom. Volunteers will work with FMR Lead Ecologist Karen Schik in the natural area most recently added to the Sand Coulee Scientific & Natural Area. Seed will be used for further habitat restoration. This is especially important as the Sand Coulee provides a home to 13 rare plant and animal species.

Previous seed collection experience is not required, all are welcome. However, this activity is very detail-oriented, and generally best suited for teenagers and up. (Learn more about FMR volunteer seed collection events here.)

This event is part of the Vermillion Stewards program, providing opportunities for hands-on stewardship of this unique cold prairie river and its watershed. 

Ready to register?

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please consider joining us for another prairie seed collection event on September 22nd at Heritage Village Park or visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

Can't make it?

If you can't make this event but would like to be notified of future Vermillion Stewards habitat restoration and education events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, akilgore@fmr.org. Or to receive notices of all FMR events and news, sign up for our biweekly Mississippi Messages.

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Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: Hastings United Way, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Natural Resources and Environmental Trust Fund.