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VOLUNTEER! Collecting Seeds @ Beverly Shores

June 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

common fox sedge (Carex stipata), Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0
common fox sedge (Carex stipata), Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0
The robust bunched sedge can reach a meter tall and be sporadically common but apparently in near ponds and slow-moving water

Be a significant part of the restoration efforts of Shirley Heinze Land Trust by collecting seeds from native plants at our Beverly Shores Project Area. Meet at the corner of Wells Road and Beverly Drive at 10 am Central Time.  Shirley Heinze team members will help you identify common fox sedge (Carex stipata). Protective gear, including gloves and work goggles, will be provided.

Safety Information: Volunteers will be going off-trail in a marshy area with tall grass. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots, and take precautions against ticks and mosquitos by wearing long pants, socks, and optionally, gaiters. Bug spray will be available on-site. Warm weather is anticipated during the workday, so please be sure to bring plenty of water as there is no potable water source. Please note that restrooms are not available at this location. Volunteers are encouraged to take breaks and work at their own pace—the Beverly Shores Marsh is a gorgeous area with plenty of incredible sedges, wildflowers, and waterfowl to admire!

If you have not volunteered with Shirley Heinze before, please sign up to be a volunteer and fill out our liability waiver online. Contact (219) 242-8558 if you have questions.



June 30, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Volunteer Program
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