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Meadowbrook Monday

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

volunteers participating in seed cleaning the chaff of of cressmoor seeds to eventually be sowed at cressmor nature preserve

Meadowbrook Monday

Seed Cleaning Social Indoor Volunteer Event

Indoor Volunteer seed cleaning social Al Leach Cleaning seeds at Meadowbrook nature preserve in order to restore wetland habitat. Cheers to our volunteers who spend their time helping the community

Join on Meadowbrook Monday February 20th  we will be having a Seed Cleaning Social from 9pm-12pm. Volunteers will be INDOORS with our staff as we clean native seeds that will be distributed at a Shirley Heinze Preserve! As you can imagine, native plants are vital to the health and long-term viability of an ecosystem. That’s why our stewardship team takes great care to cultivate native species and remove invasive ones (to allow the natives to thrive). And that’s how you can help us!


By participating in Meadowbrook Monday, seed cleaning social , you assist Shirley Heinze by removing the chaff and other plant material off the seed bodies in order to improve seed distribution and germination rates. Let’s prep these vital native seeds! Here is a list of Native Plants you will work with >> NATIVE PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE


Shirley Heinze will provide all necessary material and gear for the volunteers (we will host the seed cleanings indoors at the Meadowbrook office). We’d recommend bringing a reusable water bottle along.

Make sure to fill out the digital for this volunteer seed cleaning event  — Volunteer Application


  • Forgot to fill out an application?

No worries, we will have hard copies for you at this volunteer event!


  • Not sure if cleaning seeds is for you?

Stop by to find out and chat with our staff about other opportunities that can highlight your skills or interests!


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February 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust


Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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