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Platte River Prairies Volunteering


A volunteer harvests seeds on a sunny day in the prairie.
Platte Prairies Volunteer Terry Wilner of Kearney, Nebraska, collects yarrow, an important early pollinator resource, along the Platte River Prairies near Wood River, Nebraska, as part of The Nature Conservancy's volunteer program in Central Nebraska. August 2017. This is a part of The Nature Conservancy's volunteer seed-collecting program in central Nebraska. © ©Jennifer Emerling


Platte River Prairies Volunteers Make a Difference!

Spend a Saturday morning with like-minded prairie enthusiasts, and keep these grasslands healthy and full of life.  

Please RSVP to Steve Schafer. Email confirmation will be sent 7-10 days prior to each event. Last-minute cancellations because of weather or other circumstances will be sent by email and phone calls to everyone who registed for that particular day. All workdays are Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  

If you arrive late and no one is there, please call 402-310-1503. Bring sturdy shoes, hat, water bottle and work clothes. Sunscreen would be a good idea, too!  

2022 Schedule of Work Days

April 23—Treating invasive species
May 7—Thistle patrol
May 21—Thistle patrol
June 11—Thistle patrol
June 25—Seed collection
July 9—Seed collection
July 23—Seed collection
August 13—Seed collection
August 27—Seed collection
September 10—Seed collection
September 24—Seed collection
October 8—TBD
October 22—TBD
November 5—TBD
November 19—TBD
December 3—TBD
December 17—TBD