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Meadowbrook Monday: Seed Cleaning

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

As winter draws on, wrap yourself in the warm spirit of volunteerism and join us in the Meadowbrook office conference room for a seed cleaning workday!

Native plant propagation is one of the most important aspects of stewardship at Shirley Heinze. As we’ve seen throughout our schedule of workdays over the past year, seeds must be collected and then cleaned so that they can be sown across our various preserves, increasing diversity of native flora in various habitats and making those habitats more climate resilient. We’ll be cleaning rattlesnake master, goldenrod, milkweed, ironweed, compass plant, and many other species.  It’s a fun way to get an intimate look at the quiet but fascinating life cycle of our native plants while directly supporting our Stewardship staff.

Volunteers Jane Jones, Susan Kenning, Sue Olsen, Laura Olsen, Brittany Mathis, Maureen Kolbusz, Helen Paskiewicz, and Shelby Munguia clean seeds on Meadowbrook Monday.

Since we’ll be working inside, no winter clothing is needed, other than what you’ll arrive in. We’ll provide any necessary tools or gear, light snacks, and water. As always, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle!

So that we can best plan for Meadowbrook Monday, please RSVP through the website form below. Question? Call the office at 219-242-8558 or email

Please fill out the online Volunteer Application prior to attending. We will also have hard copies for you at this volunteer event. Stop by to lend a hand and chat with our staff about other opportunities that will engage your skills and pique your interests!


February 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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