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Milkweed Pod Collection September 9th, 9am-12:30pm

September 9 @ 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.

Please RSVP HERE.

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

  • Sun protection/hat

  • Close-toed shoes

  • Face mask (for your safety)

  • 5-gallon bucket or another pod-collecting vessel (we’ll have a few extra on hand)

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Kathryn Prive
Phone:
541-973-4303
Email:
kathryn.prive@gmail.com

Venue

J.H. Stone Nursery
2606 Old Stage Rd
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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Phone:
97502