Volunteers needed to harvest seeds
Help collect seed from Homestead National Monument of America’s tallgrass prairie. Interested volunteers are invited to meet at Homestead’s Education Center on Oct. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. for a short orientation to learn about the species that will be collected before heading out to the prairie to harvest seed. All ages are welcome; please bring gloves and wear long pants and long sleeve shirts along with sturdy shoes as you will be walking through the prairie.
The seed will be used to restore disturbed areas and increase species diversity where needed.
“Volunteering is a great way for you to get connected to your National Park Service site, so please join us for this exciting event and learn more about the wonderful diversity of the tallgrass prairie and what you can do to help protect this vanishing resource,” stated Homestead Superintendent Mark Engler.
Please call the monument at 402-223-3514 the day of the event if it is rainy to see if the event is still occuring.