Monday, October 14
Loess Hills State Forest Overlook - Moorhead, IA
Golden Hills RC&D, Iowa Prairie Network, and Pheasants Forever, and Friends of the Loess Hills State Forest & Preparation Canyon State Park are hosting a free prairie seed harvest event and looking for volunteers.
This event will be held at the Loess Hills State Forest Overlook on Monday, October 14 from 3:00pm until dark. Volunteers are welcome to arrive and leave at any time during the event. The Overlook is located southwest of Moorhead on Oak Ave. Click here to view a map.
Volunteers will visit prairie remnants near the scenic overlook at the Preparation Canyon Unit of the Loess Hills State Forest. and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The hand-collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects.
Event is free and registration is not required. All ages are welcome and no experience is required. Dress appropriately for the weather and rugged terrain. Bug spray and gloves are recommended. Event will be postponed if weather is not cooperative.
This will be one of several seed harvest events this fall throughout the Loess Hills. Stay tuned for future events at goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed and follow Golden Hills RC&D on Facebook.
Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from Gilchrist Foundation.
Questions should be directed to Project Coordinator Lance Brisbois: firstname.lastname@example.org / 712.482.3029.