Wildflower Seed Collection for Three Rivers Parks

  • 10 Sep 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (rain date Sat. Sept. 17)


Registration is closed

Take a prairie hike and join a volunteer effort to collect native seeds for the Three Rivers Park District.  Gain the satisfaction of helping the Park’s ongoing work to propagate and manage over 1200 acres of restored prairie. Learn about the natural history of prairies and how to identify many plants.

The Park staff provides training and seed collection bags at the start of each session, then the group drives or hikes to a remote area of the park to gather seeds. The seeds are donated to the Park. Collecting sessions are scheduled for 3 hours but our group is welcome to commit to just 2 hours. Then we’ll break for a bag lunch at the park center where there are restrooms and water, and brief optional sketching time if you want.

Dress for the weather. Bring your lunch and something to drink; sketching materials optional.


It’s important to register at GRC, so we give an accurate count to the Park staff, plan carpooling, and notify you of any last-minute changes. If you must cancel please notify a board member. 


  • 9:30 Car-poolers depart from the Bakken Museum (meet south side at W. 36th St. for ride sharing)
  • 10:20 (est.) Arrive at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
  • 10:30 Meet with staff at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve center for instructions and hike/drive to collection site
  • 10:30—12:30 Collect prairie seeds for Three Rivers
  • 12:30 Return to park center for bag lunch and optional sketching
  • 1:30 Depart from park
  • 2:20 (est.) return to Bakken


Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
12595 Park Drive, Hanover, MN (near Rogers)

Rain-out Date:  Saturday September 17, 9:30-2:30

Important Information – Please Read

  • It’s important to be on time
  • Training and collection bags are provided at the start time, 10:30
  • Call the hotline at 763.694.7849 on the day of the collection to find out any last minute changes
  • Collecting is done at a remote site in the park, away from restrooms and water
  • GRC Board members will help coordinate carpooling when we get close to the date.

More about Three Rivers seed collection and Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

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