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Sand Coulee SNA

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Glacier Way
Hastings, MN 55033 United States

September 2017

Collect native prairie seed at the Sand Coulee SNA

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sand Coulee SNA, Glacier Way
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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After a brief training on the importance of seed collecting and identification, volunteers will help hand collect much-needed native prairie seed while enjoying this rare example of a sand-gravel prairie in full fall bloom. Volunteers will work with FMR Lead Ecologist Karen Schik in the natural area most recently added to the Sand Coulee Scientific & Natural Area. Seed will be used for further habitat restoration. This is especially important as the Sand Coulee provides a home to 13 rare…

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June 2019

Tend the rare prairie at the Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sand Coulee SNA, Glacier Way
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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With its tall grass and wildflowers, the Sand Coulee offers a different kind of beauty. With less than 1 percent of Minnesota native prairie remaining, this highly protected preserve is no less than an oasis in a desert of wildlife habitat –— 14 rare plant and animal species call the Coulee home. And with its deep prairie root systems, the Coulee also help filter pollutants from runoff water before it can enter the nearby Vermillion and Mississippi Rivers. On this…

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