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CANCELED—Loess Hills Prairie Seed Harvest (Moorhead)

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This event has been CANCELED due to forecasted weather conditions.

Spend an autumn evening on the prairie in the Loess Hills with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Golden Hills RC&D learning about the land, exploring the prairie and hand harvesting native seed that will be used for prairie restoration projects in the region. 

Seed harvesting can be done using your hands or clippers to collect seeds into buckets and bags. This activity is a favorite among our volunteers because of how peaceful and relaxing it is. It’s a great way to get to know the prairie more intimately and learn about this special ecosystem.

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and layers
  • Insect repellant and water bottle
  • A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
  • No experience necessary
  • Children and families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver

From Turin, head south on Larpenteur Memorial Rd. for 6 miles. Turn left onto 286th St. for about 1 mile, keeping to the left at the fork. Destination will be on the left. Look for INHF signage for parking.

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Contact INHF Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt at

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is committed to an equitable opportunity for volunteers to gather, in which we strive toward an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all. INHF continues to work toward creating a more inclusive environment that encourages, supports and affirms the diverse backgrounds of our volunteers. Attendees whose words, actions or behaviors make other attendees feel unsafe or unwelcome at INHF volunteer events will be asked to leave.  

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Smokey Hills
Moorhead, IA

Melanie Schmidt