Join us at this free event to learn about the importance of prairies in our landscape and help collect seed to grow more prairies in the region. Golden Hills RC&D, in partnership with Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, will host a free public event to celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week.
Author John Price will inspire participants with a reading about prairies. Chad Graeve, Natural Resource Specialist with Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, will discuss the history of the land at Farm Creek and lead a brief training about prairie seed collection, and attendees will be free to roam the prairie and collect seeds.
Harvested seed will be used by the conservation board for prairie restoration and reconstruction projects in Pottawattamie County.
Iowa Prairie Heritage Week is September 11-17. Events are being organized across the state to recognize and celebrate this history of prairies and their continued legacy in Iowa. To learn more, visit http://www.iowaprairienetwork.org/.
For more information about this event, contact Lance Brisbois, Project Coordinator at Golden Hills RC&D: firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-482-3029. If there is rain that evening, the event will be cancelled. This page will be updated if the event is cancelled, or you can follow the Facebook event page for updates.
Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area is a 320 acre wildlife area with public hunting and fishing. The area consists of over 200 acres of native prairie reconstructions, two hardwood tree plantings, and two ponds
Directions: From the junction of Highways 59 and 92 in Carson, go east five miles on Highway 92 to 460th St. Turn right (south) one mile to Chestnut Road, take a left (east) and find the parking area on the right (south) side of the road at Riepe Pond. If lot is full, park along the right (south) side of the road.