Volunteer to pick Local Native Grass and Forb Seeds to enhance Rocky Flats!Posted: July 24, 2015
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!!