Save Maumee’s 12th Annual Seed Harvest
SATURDAY October 12, 2019
at Little Rivers Wetland Project’s, Eagle Marsh
ADDRESS: 6300 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804
ALWAYS RAIN OR SHINE
We will plant the collected seed on local riverbanks to reduce erosion and protect the diversity and strength of native plant species!
- Thanks to LUSH COSMETICS, a light snack and a reusable steel water bottle was provided to volunteers!
- ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This nature preserve once again opened-up its “home” to Save Maumee Volunteers. We identified plants that are native to our riverbanks and THANK YOU FOR PLUCKING the seeds for plantings on our riverbanks….Remember, to only pick the ones we tell you to and LEAVE THE ROOT BASE! For example, we don’t want that pretty purple flower (Purple Loose-Strife, Japanese Honeysuckle, Ribbon Grass, ect.) to invade our area!
A very informal, yet informational and helpful event! Currently Save Maumee is paying over $650 for one acre’s worth of seed! Help out your rivers…pick a few pounds!
Save Maumee has an approved DNR planting list for Indiana that we are very strict at enforcing. None of us want invasive plants to take root, and take over, but our rivers need foliage! Remember, MOST of the forested corridor in Indiana have been removed….which is just one of our water’s natural filtration device. Up to 80% of a streams water quality is inherited at the headwaters!
We will plant collected / dried seed from the 2018 Seed Collection on Save Maumee’s Annual Earth Days on April 22 & 23, 2019!
Pictures from Seed Harvest 2015 or 2009
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT WE PLANT AND WHY!
FULL LIST OF PLANTS/VALUE via Heartland Restoration/Earth Source
What happened at the Annual Seed Harvest in 2018?!