Boots On The Ground Conservation

Our mission is to restore and manage native grasslands.

NIPE 2016 Seed Picking Schedule

Date - Place - Start


October 15 through 30


General Info: You will receive instructions on what to pick. Sessions generally last 3 hours. You are welcome to leave at any time. It is very useful for you to arrive on time, so you will not need to search for us in the field. 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.

Dates and location will change due to weather conditions. To be kept informed all season long, join our email list by sending an email to Laura. Call Laura (815-947-2720/ 815-541-8958) or Barb (815-275-5175) for further information.

Seed Shed Doings, September 2016

Dear Prairie Enthusiast,
A few days ago I went seed picking. I don’t get out to pick much anymore—most of my time is spent tending the prairie garden and processing the seed that other volunteers have picked—-over 100 species to date.