Conservation

Volunteer Restoration Days - Prairie

Join PCC staff and fellow volunteers as we contribute efforts towards the expansion of native prairie in Polk County through a variety of activities such as seed harvest and prescribed fire preparation. These tasks are effective ways to diversify local plant genetics and expand the prairie community. Volunteers will get the opportunity to sharpen their plant identification skills, learn about the tallgrass prairie habitat, and enjoy a day lending a helping hand in restored grassland.

These events will begin at 10 AM and end at 3 PM with a lunch break from 12 - 1PM. Come for the morning, afternoon, or both – participants are encouraged to come and go per their desired hours.

ACTIVITY: Seed harvesting, prescribed fire preparation, or production plot management

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Easy

REGISTRATION: Highly encouraged

DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior – late registrations and walkups welcome

COST: Free

GROUPS ALLOWED: Yes

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 will be provided to those registered.

CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov

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 pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov.

Volunteer, Prairie, Restoration, VTO, Seed Harvest, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

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