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Volunteer! Great Rattlesnake (Manna Grass) Roundup

August 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


The Great Marsh is a unique wetland habitat that helps purify water before it enters Lake Michigan, assisted in part by the specialized plants of the marsh. As part of our continuing restoration efforts to create a corridor of habitats for our native pollinators, we need your help in collecting seeds of Rattlesnake Manna Grass! This season the marsh has blessed us with a bumper crop of this easy-to-collect seed, and staff would like to harvest as much of it as possible.


Join Dale Nichols, long-time and multi-talented volunteer of Shirley Heinze Land Trust (SHLT), Doug Botka, Stewardship Assistant with SHLT, and other dedicated volunteers at intersection of Beverly Drive and Wells Road! August 10th and August 12 from 9:00-12:00pm (Central Time)


Parking will be available on the south side of Beverly Drive. Feel free to stay as little or long as you’d like! Please dress appropriately for the weather by coming prepared with:
  • Protective waterproof boots or high-top hiking boots
  • Long pants & sleeves
  • Hat

We will provide all the necessary equipment (gardening gloves, insect repellent, TecNu, and sunscreen)

If you are new to the Shirley Heinze Volunteer Program, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver before the event. We will also have extra forms available on site.

We are allowing a max of 10 volunteers (per day)! Please RSVP!
Our team will provide volunteers with water and snacks however, we do encourage bringing your own reusable water bottle!



For further questions contact:
Abigail Ramirez, Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 219-242-8558


August 12, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust
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Great Marsh – Beverly Shores – Lagoni Trail
500 E Bellevue Ave
Beverly Shores, IN 46301 United States
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