Join us for a national day of service and volunteerism at Pipestone National Monument. Protecting the tallgrass prairie is a constant battle at Pipestone National Monument as non-native plants take every opportunity to get their roots in the dirt. Come out to the park on Saturday, September 26th, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and help the park’s staff collect native prairie seed that we will replant in the spring. No prior experience is required; we'll show you what to do!
Volunteers should meet at the Visitor Center at 8:45am. No advanced registration is necessary, and supplies will be provided. Volunteers are advised to dress for the outdoors, wear sturdy shoes for walking in the prairie, and be mindful of social distancing. In the event of rain on September 26, the collection of seeds will be postponed until October 3.
Volunteers who participate will receive a token of thanks for their hard work after the event. The Friends of Pipestone National Monument will be providing refreshments (grab-and-go style) for the volunteers after the seed collection.
All National Park Service sites, including Pipestone National Monument, will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 26 for National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional, and local governments participate in the annual day of improving the health of public lands and encouraging shared stewardship through volunteer service.
Directions are available through this link: https://www.nps.gov/pipe/planyourvisit/directions.htm