Moonlight Seed Harvest

Polk County Conservation and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation welcome you to our annual fall harvest event! Staff and volunteers will collect native prairie seed to diversify and expand the prairie under the setting sun and rising Hunter’s Moon. This year, we invite volunteers to gather before the harvest for a shared meal and storytelling from Iowa’s Indigenous People that, both historically and currently, thrive on this land and are an important part of our regional heritage.

Following the harvest, we’ll come together around a campfire to enjoy s’mores and celebrate autumn in good company under the full moon.

* It is recommended to bring a headlamp or flashlight for this event.

ACTIVITY: Seed harvesting



DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior

COST: Free - dinner and group camping provided for all registered participants


AGES: All ages and abilities welcome. No experience necessary and each participant will be provided proper personal protective equipment and training as needed.

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle and gloves, if you have them. Gloves will be provided for those without.

LOCATION DETAILS: Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt | Park Map | Exact meeting location and a schedule of events will be provided to those registered.


Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enable all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or

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Saturday, Oct 08, 2022   4:00 PM

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