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Milkweed Pod Collection August 26th 9am-12:30pm
August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Our partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Forest Service have several beds of milkweed plants at the J. Herbert Stone Nursery in Central Point. The pods of this plant need to be hand-collected and we’re looking for a few extra hands every Wednesday starting on August 26th until all the pods have been collected.
The seed we collect will be used to support a Fish & Wildlife program to help private landowners create pollinator habitat on their properties. The US Forest Service milkweed seed will be used for habitat restoration near Agness and in other coastal areas.
Where to meet:
Meet us at the main entrance gate of J Herbert Stone Nursery (2606 Old Stage Rd, Central Point, OR 97502) at 9 am. From there we’ll drive a short distance to the milkweed plots.
What to bring:
Garden gloves (the pods can be sticky with aphids)
Water & snacks
Face mask (for your safety)
5-gallon bucket or another pod-collecting vessel (we’ll have a few extra on hand)