Volunteer to pick Local Native Grass and Forb Seeds to enhance Rocky Flats!

Volunteer to pick local native grass and forb seeds to enhance Rocky Flats!

  • 1st Pick: October 3, 8:30-12:30

  • 2nd Pick: October 17, 8:30-12:30

  • 3rd Pick: October 31, 8:30-12:30

Lunch on us!

Jefferson County Nature Association’s 2015 volunteer seed picking efforts are scheduled in

the Rocky Flats area between Golden and Boulder near SH93. If you register with Jean (see

below), she will contact you about a week prior to each event with exact directions to the

seed picking location, as they will be different for each pick. JCNA will provide lunch to all

who register by the Thursday prior to each pick. If we have bad weather on a pick date, we’ll

have a makeup pick on the very next Saturday, all other details being the same.

• We promise a gorgeous view of the Front Range and the company of friendly likeminded

people who want to improve the environment.

• Seeds collected will be used to enrich or help restore the original prairie present

before Rocky Flats was developed.

• Before each pick, brief training will be provided by experienced Crew Leaders who

will show how to pick seeds, identify prairie plants, and the noxious weeds to avoid.

• Wear layered clothing that won’t accumulate plant particles and hiking shoes. As

many of these plants are short, ensure you can bend over or kneel comfortably (and

repeatedly) in your outfit, though you can concentrate on taller species if you choose.

• Bring a full water bottle, sunscreen, and thin gloves that protect your fingers but are

flexible enough to handle small seeds and of a material the seeds won’t stick to.

Bring scissors and wear heavier gloves if you prefer to cut the seed heads off rather

than strip them of seed by hand.

Please contact us to make special arrangements if your group is large or

you are bringing kids younger than 12 years old.

Adults must sign a waiver at the site. THOSE UNDER 18 MUST BRING A WAIVER

SIGNED BY A PARENT. Jean will send you a blank waiver when you register.

Last year of the program….Don’t miss it!!

REGISTER with Jean Tate (djt_co@yahoo.com; use JCNA in Subject line)

(name, email, date(s) attending, ## adults/youth, address, phone)

Contact Jean or Paul Kilburn (PDKilburn@msn.com) if you have questions.

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