There are many ways to get involved and support Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The preserve offers many rewarding experiences and opportunities in how you may contribute. Interesting discoveries are within your reach when you get involved through volunteering or giving in other ways. The preserve gains from your expertise and talents.
Summer Natural Resource Volunteer Opportunities
Prairie Seed Harvesting - Help the staff harvest prairie seeds after a short training session.Please call ahead (620-273-8494) to verify program availability due to staffing constraints.
The seeds collected will be used to restore bottomland prairie areas at the preserve. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing, wear sturdy shoes and sun hat, bring drinking water, and use bug spray. Training will be provided by the staff before the activity begins.
Trail Workers Always Needed
The preserve is always in need of assistance on various projects, especially with over 40 miles of trails to maintain. Please call ahead (620-273-8494) to see how you may assist and make a difference.
Volunteer Birders Needed with Bird Monitoring on the Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Heartland Network Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service are seeking the assistance of volunteer birders to augment an ongoing region wide bird monitoring program. Volunteer birders will apply standard monitoring techniques to determine the annual distribution and abundance of breeding birds on the preserve. Volunteers will work closely with the parks Natural Resource Staff and the Heartland Networks project supervisor in this bird
Please contact David Peitz, Wildlife Ecologist
Last updated: April 23, 2018