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If you haven't noticed, it's harvest time! Volunteers are needed to help harvest native prairie seeds at Homestead National Monument of America on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:30 am –noon. Fall is an amazing time to visit the tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America. The grasses are at their peak height –up to 11 feet in some places this year! It's also the time to collect native grass and flower seeds that will be used in maintenance and restoration projects at the monument. Meet at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center for a short orientation to learn about the species that will be collected, then move out onto the prairie to help harvest seed. All ages are welcome;please bring gloves and wear long pants and long sleeve shirts along with sturdy shoes as you will be walking through the prairie.
"Volunteering is a great way for you to get connected to your National Park Service site, so please join us for this exciting event and learn more about the wonderful diversity of the tallgrass prairie and what you can do to help protect this vanishing resource," stated Homestead Superintendent Mark Engler.
Please call the monument at 402-223-3514 the day of the event if it is rainy to see if the event has been cancelled.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015 and 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday–Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.mon weekends. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.
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