Native Seed Collection

Event Details

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

May (Moose Jaw/Regina), 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. We will be collecting wildflower seeds including Three-flowered Avens and Prairie Crocus. 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!

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About May (Moose Jaw/Regina)

The May Property consists of a total of 640 Acres of native grasslands and mixed hardwood forest. The native grasslands are dominated by Northern Wheatgrass and Western Porcupine with occurrences of Sedge, Needle and Thread and Blue Gramma. The mixed hardwood consists of trembling Aspen  and Manitoba maple. The property has high conservation value due to its habitat and connectivity to surrounding conservation lands.The diverse grassland, shrubland and woodland habitats on the property provide habitat for a variety of birds and mammals common to the area like the White-tailed Deer, Coyote, Sprague’s Pipit, Barn Swallow and Gray Catbird.

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