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Kankakee Sands Workday

October 11, 2014
9 a.m. - noon Central Time

Kankakee Sands Nature Preserve in Newton County | Show Directions


We will meet at the Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery located at 1492 W 250 N, Morocco, IN, 47963.

It’s October, but certainly you aren’t scared of a Kankakee Sands workday, are you?  They aren’t spooky, we promise!  Come join in the fun of harvesting and cleaning native plant seeds at our Kankakee Sands Nursery, where the work is easy and the conversations are lively.  We will be using scissors, hand scythes, and our fingertips to harvest the seeds and put them into paper and fabric bags.  After harvesting the seeds, we will transport them to our seed barn facility for drying and eventual planting this winter.  The drive to the seed barn will be an opportunity to view Kankakee Sands and discuss restoration work.   

No experience necessary.  Fleece clothing is not recommended as it collects seeds, but costumes sure are!  Feel free to bring your lunch and have a picnic on the prairie or hike a trail at Kankakee Sands (in costume, if you'd prefer!) after the workday. 

RSVP’s appreciated but not necessary. Contact Alyssa Nyberg or call (219) 866-1706 for more information and to RSVP.  We will begin the morning at the Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery located at 1492 W 250 N, Morocco, IN, 47963. 

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