Prairie Seed Harvest planned at Doolittle Prairie

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Story County Conservation’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) department invites prairie enthusiasts to assist in gathering prairie seed at one of Story County’s hidden gems.

Public seed harvests are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Doolittle Prairie. Participants will meet at the prairie entrance (14249 560th Ave.) south of Story City.

No experience is necessary; IRVM staff will show you where, how and what species of seeds to collect. Sturdy shoes, socks, long pants, insect repellent, hat, gloves and a water bottle are recommended.

The seed harvests are weather- dependent; registration is required by 4 p.m. on Wednesday the week before each event. Registration is available at www.storycountyconservation.org or by calling our office at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday).