Native Seed Collection

Event Details

July 27th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

May Property (Moose Jaw), Saskatchewan
Habitat Restoration

Get your hands dirty as we collect native seeds from the May property to help supply current and future restoration projects on numerous other NCC properties across Saskatchewan. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to keep seeds for themselves to use in their own native prairie gardens!

If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About May Property (Moose Jaw)

With 636 acres (257 ha.) of native grasslands, mixed hardwood forest and connective wetlands, the May property is an important wildlife corridor and diverse ecoregion. Based at the northwestern tip of Buffalo Pound Lake, 50 km north of Moose Jaw, the area is dominated by Northern wheatgrass and Western porcupine grass, trembling aspen and Manitoba maple.  Threatened species recorded on the property include Barn swallow, loggerhead shrike and Sprague’s pipit, along with species of special concern, the bigmouth buffalo.

What you will be doing

You will be collecting wildflower seeds by hand to help contribute to seed stock that NCC can use for numerous restoration projects across the province!

Why you will love it

This is the perfect way to get outside this summer, enjoy the great outdoors, meet new people and directly contribute to native prairie restoration in Saskatchewan.

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Dress in Layers
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Hat
Miscellaneous
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Re-usable water bottle, Any necessary medication
  • Lunch