Seed Collection in the Sand Coulee/Rare Prairie [FULL]

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Sand coulee seed collectors

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being taken. Please consider:
• Signing up for another FMR event.
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Join us Saturday, October 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the beautiful Sand Coulee Scientific & Natural Area just south of Hastings.

After a brief training, volunteers will help 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 and Assistant Stewardship Coordinator Kate Clayton in the natural area most recently added to the Sand Coulee Scientific & Natural Area. Seed will be used for further habitat restoration. Large quantities — of volunteers and seed alike — are needed!

Previous seed collection is not required — all abilities and groups 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. 

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 Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator sue rich at Or to receive notices of all FMR events and news, sign up for our biweekly Mississippi Messages.

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Thank you to our partners and funders: 

Thank you event partners Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Funding for this project was provided from the Outdoor Heritage Fund (as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature), the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization.

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