Prairie Seed Harvest Day

Field Trip Update: Spend part of a day in the prairie pothole region of western Minnesota helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collect native seed for their prairie restoration projects.

Join members of the MN Native Plant Society and other volunteers in helping the Morris Wetland Management District for part of a day hand-harvesting seed from a local remnant native prairie. This is a great chance to get out and enjoy some beautiful fall weather and learn about prairie restoration. Training and transportation to the site will be provided from the district headquarters.

The day will begin at 10AM at the district headquarters east of Morris for an interpretive tour of their facilities. Participants will then break into groups and be taken to a local remnant prairie for the late morning and afternoon. Please dress for the weather and bring a lunch for the day.

We will meet at the Morris Wetland Management District Headquarters, located approximately 4 miles east of Morris on County Road 10. For directions or more information, visit the Morris Wetland Management District’s website http://midwest.fws.gov/Morris or call J.B. at 320-589-4970

You can register with the MN Native Plant Society or call J.B. Bright at (320-589-4970) to sign up by September 21. Registration is not limited and you do not need to be a member of the MN Native Plant Society to attend.

Where: Morris Wetland Management District

Morris, MN

When: Saturday September, 22nd, 2007

Time: 10AM-4 PM

Leader: J.B. Bright, USFWS Refuge Operations Specialist

Hope you can make it!

Ken Arndt

Field Trip Coordinator

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