In fall 2018, we partnered with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Iowa Prairie Network on events for native prairie seed collection. In 2019, with support from Gilchrist Foundation, we are expanding these efforts throughout the Loess Hills.
We will work with local partners to find volunteers for the project. Volunteers will visit local prairie remnants and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects.
We anticipate at least monthly seed collection workshops from May through October at several sites in the Loess Hills and will be looking for volunteers. If you are interested, fill out this form.
Check the project website for more details as they are confirmed!