Volunteer Sewing Seeds at Ottawa Bluffs
Ottawa Bluffs Workday Volunteers at Ottawa Bluffs Preserve in Minnesota. © Nancy Johnson

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Ottawa Bluffs Work Day


The fall and winter workdays in October, November and December will be removing and collecting seed. Everything collected will be eventually returned to the site to jump start the re-vegetation of bare areas revealed by our efforts to remove wood vegetation. There are still many things blooming: 2 species of Liatris (blazing star), asters, goldenrods, and bottle gentians. Indian grass dominates the prairie openings at Ottawa Bluffs and its seed will soon be ready, along with big bluestem and dropseed.  

Fall and Winter Work Days (Seed Collection)

  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 23
  • December 7

All workdays start at 10 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, appropriate (sturdy) foot wear and work gloves. Leather gloves work best. Dress in layers. Rain, snow, or shine, we will be there!  

For information about upcoming Ottawa Bluffs workdays, contact Bill Ramsden at ottawabluffs@gmail.com.