Wednesday, October 9
Monona County Complex - Turin, IA
Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Golden Hills RC&D for an educational and volunteer event in Monona County's Loess Hills. Volunteers will learn how to identify species by seed and hand-harvest the seed. Harvested seed will be used for prairie reconstruction and restoration projects in the region.
All are welcome, including families, to this free public event. No experience necessary. Please register here!
Please note: we will be walking on uneven terrain. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, long pants.
About the property: INHF's Monona County Complex encompasses nearly 800 acres of Loess hills grassland, woodland, and ajdacent Little Sioux River floodplain. This complex, protected by INHF ownership and privately-owned conservation easement, boasts native prairie remnant, reconstructed prairie, bur oak woodland, and restorable grassland. The complex is home to a diversity of native plants and wildlife that thrive in the unique Loess Hills of western Iowa.
Parking will be located along county highway E-54, approximately 0.5 miles east of Larpenteur Road and about 7 miles northwest of Moorhead.
Click here for a Google map of the property.
Contact Project Coordinator Lance Brisbois with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org/712.482.3029.
Click here to register!
This project is funded in part by The Gilchrist Foundation.