South Dakota

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Special Events

  • Seed Collecting and Prairie Hike

    Ordway Prairie Preserve
    September 01, 2018

    Enjoy a walk in the mixed-grass prairie, located in the Missouri Coteau at Ordway Preserve near Leola, South Dakota. While hiking, everyone will have a paper bag to collect seeds of native forbs and grasses. The seeds will later be used for restoration purposes. Visi... Learn more

  • Fen Fun

    7-Mile Fen and Jacobson Fen
    We will start the day at 7-Mile Fen and then travel to Jacobson Fen.
    August 25, 2018

    Visit 7-Mile Fen and Jacobson Fen, which are home to wetlands that receive nutrients from cold and mineral-laden groundwater. Jacobson Fen is part of an expansive 18,000-acre mosaic of tallgrass prairie, pothole wetlands, perennial creeks and fen communities. These w... Learn more

  • Whitney Preserve 20th Anniversary Open House

    Whitney Preserve
    September 14, 2018

    Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Whitney Preserve with lots of free, fun and educational activities for all ages. We'll have hiking and nature-based demonstrations, activites throughout the preserve all day, plus lunch, an evening meal and live music at sunset. Many... Learn more

  • Fall Work Day and Nature Outing

    Whitney Preserve - meet at Bev's Bunkhouse on Whitney Preserve, located at 28075 Cascade Road, Hot Springs, South Dakota. Follow the signs from the Preserve's entrance.
    September 08, 2018

    Join us as we prepare Bev's Bunkhouse and the grounds for Whitney Preserve's 20th Anniversary Open House and for winter hibernation. We will be working on a variety of projects around the preserve; collecting grass seed, brush piling, and more. All ages and abilities... Learn more

  • Makoce Washte Prairie Day

    Makoce Washte Prairie
    July 21, 2018

    We will walk the native prairie site and show how controlled burns help improve the preserve's health and diversity. The prairie will be alive with wildflowers, native insects and butterflies. Please RSVP by July 18th to the Conservancy's Joe Blastick via email, jbla... Learn more

  • Summer Adopt-A-Creek

    Rapid Creek in Rapid City, South Dakota
    Meet at the biking trail parking area located just the south of the McDonalds at 2223 W. Main Street, Rapid City
    August 29, 2018

    Beat the summer heat and join us along with the Rapid City Young Professionals group for a summer cleanup of Rapid Creek. Learn about freshwater conservation and help keep local waters healthy as we remove litter from a unique wetland area of Rapid Creek. Learn more

  • South Dakota Grassland Coalition Bird Tour

    Sieck's Deep Root Ranch - 30940 138th St., Selby, South Dakota and
    Rock Hills Ranch - 30872 143rd St., Lowry, South Dakota
    June 08, 2018 - June 09, 2018

    Watch, photograph and record bird species, livestock and wildlife on Perman's Rock Hills Ranch and Sieck's Deep Root Ranch. Hear presentations from landowners and conservation experts and learn about the unique connections between birds and livestock. To see an event... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.



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