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Loess Hills Prairie Seed Harvest

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Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Golden Hills RC&D for a native prairie seed harvest in Monona County's Loess Hills. Volunteers will learn how to identify species and hand-harvest seed. Harvested seed will be used for prairie reconstruction and restoration projects in the region.

Harvesting prairie seed is easy to learn and fun for all ages. Simply use your fingers to pluck mature seed and drop it into your sack. Plant identification information, cotton gloves and sacks will be provided. 

Rain date: October 16.

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ABOUT THE MONONA COUNTY COMPLEX

INHF's Monona County Complex encompasses nearly 800 acres of Loess Hills grassland, woodland, and ajdacent Little Sioux River floodplain. This complex boasts native prairie remnant, reconstructed prairie, bur oak woodland, and restorable grassland. It is home to a diversity of native plants and wildlife that thrive in the unique Loess Hills of western Iowa. 

Please wear/bring:
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Long pants
  • Work/garden gloves – if you have them
  • Hat, sun protection and water bottle
  • Refillable water bottle
Details
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
Directions

Parking will be located along county highway E-54, approximately 0.5 miles east of Larpenteur Road and about 7 miles northwest of Moorhead.

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Questions? 

Contact INHF Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Schmidt, at mschmidt@inhf.org or 515-288-1846, ext. 35.

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EVENT DETAILS

Date:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Monona County Complex
Turin, IA

Contact:
Melanie Schmidt
mschmidt@inhf.org

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