OSMP Seed Collection - Saturday, Oct. 8


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 08, 2016, 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Where

Foothills West of BoulderBoulder, CO 80301

Healing the Land, Building Community.

About

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A SATURDAY EVENT-- 9:30AM TO 1:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

More info: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event1921

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 8
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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