Prairie seed collection at the Hastings Sand Coulee SNA [FULL]

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Hastings Sand Coulee SNA, just southeast of Hastings (participants will receive directions prior to event)
Hand collecting prairie seeds

Photo by Rich Wahls for FMR.

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Thank you for understanding! Please visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

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After a brief training on the importance of seed collecting and identification, volunteers will help hand collect much-needed native prairie seed while enjoying this rare example of a sand-gravel prairie in full fall bloom. Volunteers will work with FMR Lead Ecologist Karen Schik in the stunning natural area hand-collecting native seeds. Seed will be used for further habitat restoration. This is especially important as the Hastings Sand Coulee provides a home to 13 rare plant and animal species.

Previous seed collection experience is not required, all are welcome. However, this activity is very detail-oriented, and generally best suited for teenagers and up. (Learn more about FMR volunteer seed collection events here.)

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This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Thank you for understanding! Please visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

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Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: Hastings United Way, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Natural Resources and Environmental Trust Fund and by our generous donors, like you!