Celebrate fall by helping to collect native seed in the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge’s beautiful restored prairies and wetlands. No experience is needed for this fun and easy volunteer activity!
The seed harvested by volunteers will later be cleaned, sorted, and planted over the winter in other areas of the Refuge that are being restored. This is an important way you can participate in restoration of this internationally recognized site and its diverse native habitats.
Bring your own water bottle and we'll provide snacks, tools, and gloves. There will be a light picnic lunch at the Refuge farmhouse when you’re done harvesting.
Please wear appropriate clothing for fieldwork (e.g., long pants, closed-toe shoes). Children 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or other chaperone.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the observation tower. Click here for a map and driving directions.
Please email us if you plan to attend.