VOl: Native Seed Collection (west-central Minnesota)

collectseedsVOLUNTEERS WANTED! for NATIVE SEED COLLECTING

The Healthy Prairies Project is planning to collect native seed again this year. The primary goal is to transfer the seeds to native seed producers, for use as the foundation of source-identified, local populations, that would then be commercially available for use in restorations.

There will be 6-8 seed collection events on various weekends, starting June 30th and ending early October. These will be on Nature Conservancy or privately-owned properties, primarily in the southwestern and west-central parts of the state.

Trained staff will lead each event and will provide all the necessary materials and a brief training at the outset.

The Healthy Prairies project (ENRTF grant #2017-004-A) aims to:

  • collect seeds for prairie restorations;
  • identify microbes that promote the health of prairie plants;
  • investigate local adaptation in native prairie plant species;
  • evaluate prairie species’ capacity to adapt

Help collect native seed!

Who: anyone who loves native plants or the outdoors!

When & where:  Saturdays, west-central Minnesota

Details: all events run from 10 a.m. to approx. 1 p.m.

June 30: Staffanson Prairie

July 14: Chippewa Prairie

July 28: Ordway Prairie

August 4: Zimmerman Prairie

August 18: Staffanson Prairie

Sept 8: location TBD

Sept  22: Chippewa Prairie

Oct 6: location TBD

For more information, please view: Healthy Prairies_Recruitment flyer_2018