Native Seed Harvesting – Cancelled

Event Details

September 24th, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, Manitoba
Habitat Restoration

Apologies: this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is conducting ongoing work to restore habitat for endangered monarch butterflies in the tall grass prairie, and we need your help!

To prepare for future planting activities, you’ll join forces with NCC staff to collect seed from milkweed and a variety of other native plants, while learning about habitat restoration, monarch and pollinator habitat, and plant identification!

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More Information

About Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre

The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre is located 80 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg in the heart of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve . Exhibits and hiking trails provide a unique opportunity to experience one of the rarest ecosystems in North America: the tall-grass prairie.

What you will be doing

You'll help create habitat for monarch butterflies by collecting native seeds that will later be planted to improve the quality of local habitat. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about native plant identification from NCC staff.

Why you will love it

This is an opportunity to visit one of Canada's last remaining blocks of tall-grass prairie, a highly at-risk ecosystem. You'll learn about multiple aspects of ecosystem management, and get some hands-on experience with ecological restoration!


Contact Marika Olynyk:

Please Note

All volunteers are required to complete a waiver form prior to the day's activities. Please click the "Sign Up Now" button to complete the waiver online prior to your visit. This will only take a few minutes.

People of all fitness levels can participate
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:

  • Long pants
  • Sturdy, closed-toed footwear
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications