From: Department of
Natural Resources publications list [mailto:DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.MICHIGAN.GOV] On Behalf Of Bradley Wurfel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 20 SEP 04
CONTACT: Ray Fahlsing, 517-335-4823
Volunteers needed to collect native seeds in State Parks
State stewardship officials invite volunteers to harvest native prairie seeds at 11 state parks and recreation Areas during October weekends.
seeds collected by volunteers will be used to re-establish and restore
tallgrass prairie, lakeplain prairie, oak savanna and dune ecosystems. The
collections will take place in state parks and recreation areas throughout
prairie and oak savanna ecosystems, nearly eliminated during European
settlement, exist today in small remnants, many in
“This is an important opportunity to expand and restore these natural ecosystems and preserve them for future generations,” said Ray Fahlsing, stewardship program manager.
Volunteers are asked to bring a clean, empty milk jug to collect seeds, wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring drinking water and sunscreen. Children 5 to 15-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.
To sign up for a time or to bring a group, contact Lisa Gamero at 517-241-4789 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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