Boots On The Ground Conservation

Our mission is to restore and manage native grasslands.

2017 NIPE Seed Collection Schedule

    Date       Place                   Start         

   July
    7-12 (W)   Wapello Reserve         9 am

    August
    8-1 (Tu)   Casper Bluff            9 am
    8-3 (Th)   Gateway Park            9 am
    8-7 (M)    Wapello Reserve         9 am

    8-8 (Tu)   Casper Bluff            9 am
    8-9 (W)    Lonetree                9 am
    8-11 (F)   Hanley Savanna          9 am
    8-17 (Th)  Gateway Park            9 am
    8-21 (M)   Wapello Reserve         9 am
    8-23 (W)   Casper Bluff            9 am
    8-25 (F)   Hanley Savanna          9 am
    8-29 (Tu)  Casper Bluff            9 am
    8-30 (W)   Wapello Reserve         9 am

    September
    9-1 (F)    Hanley Savanna          9 am  
    9-5 (Tu)   Casper Bluff            9 am
    9-7 (Th)   Gateway Park            9 am
    9-8 (F)    Wapello Reserve         9 am
    9-11 (M)   Lonetree                9 am
    9-12 (Tu)  Casper Bluff            9 am
    9-14 (Th)  Gateway Park            9 am
    9-15 (F)   Wapello Reserve         9 am
    9-18 (M)   Hanley Savanna          9 am
    9-19 (Tu)  Casper Bluff            9 am
    9-20 (W)   Lonetree Farm           9 am
    9-21 (Th)  Gateway Park            9 am
    9-23 (Sa)  Lonetree Farm           9 am
    9-25 (M)   Hanley Savanna          9 am
    9-26 (Tu)  Casper Bluff            9 am
    9-29 (F)   Hanley Savanna          9 am

    October
    10-2 (M)   Lonetree                9 am
    10-3 (Tu)  Casper Bluff            9 am
    10-5 (Th)  Gateway Park            9 am
    10-9 (M)   Lonetree                9 am
    10-10 (Tu) Casper Bluff            9 am

    10-16 (M)  Hanley Savanna - Volunteer Thank you Event

** DATES AND LOCATIONS MAY CHANGE - CHECK BACK HERE **

Please Join Our Email List! Send an email to lauradufford@gmail.com to be kept informed all season long. You may also call Laura Dufford (815-947-2720/ 815-541-8958) or Barb Siekowski (815-275-5175) with questions. The updated schedule will be posted on the NIPES website:  www.nipes.org .

General Info: You will receive instructions on what to pick. Sessions generally last 3 hours. You are welcome to leave at any time. Please try to arrive on time.

Attire: Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, long pants, a wide-brim hat, and gardening gloves.

Bring: Sun screen, bug repellent, and a bottle of water. Bring your own clippers and picking bag if you have them.