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City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2020 Seed Harvesting

October 16th - 31st, 2020
Various Locations

Come enjoy the outdoors with a relaxing volunteer opportunity! Volunteers will harvest prairie seed by hand, which will be used in future prairie plantings and add diversity to established prairies. No experience necessary - training will be provided on-site. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

Due to COVID-19, we ask that volunteer waivers are submitted in advance. While we look forward to having volunteers assist with seed harvesting, we ask that you please read the attached COVID-19 safety protocols during registration. This will help us keep you, our staff, and our community safe. Protocols include wearing masks and reduced capacity to help keep volunteers distanced. Please feel free to bring your own work gloves, face mask, hand sanitizer, etc. if you'd like; but we will provide all tools, work gloves, and PPE (including disposable face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant) if you do need them. You will be asked to wear a face mask when receiving instructions, but you do not need to wear a mask in your independent work area. If you have any questions or concerns, please email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org

Call 248-6399 or text DSMVOLUNTEERS to 84483 to sign-up for weather-related updates.

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