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Seed Collecting at Leadplant and Paintbrush Prairies • Anderson County

Saturday, Oct 26th, 2019 @ 11am
Leadplant and Paintbrush Prairies • Leadplant Prairie - 18267–18401 SW Old Colony Welda Rd • Welda, KS • Map

Join GHF and Thrive Allen County to collect prairie seed on two Anderson County prairies - GHF’s Leadplant Prairie and Paintbrush Prairie, owned by GHF Board member Gary Tegtmeier.

Sept. 28: 9:00 am at Leadplant & 11:30 am at Paintbrush.
Oct. 26: 11:00 am at Paintbrush & 1:30 pm at Leadplant.

During the events, led by GHF board members Mike Campbell and Courtney Masterson, everyone will learn how to collect and store seed and identify common fall prairie plants. All the seed collected will be used to further restore the prairies as well as property managed by Thrive Allen County.

Picnic on the prairie! Please bring a sack lunch and a refillable water bottle if you plan to collect during both times on either day. We'll supply water and lemonade and a gorgeous prairie setting, perfect for a picnic.

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring gloves and scissors or pruners. Please also bring any paper bags that you might be willing to donate. Any size is fine. We'll use them to collect the seed.

Email GHF at for directions and additional information. To learn more about Thrive Allen County, go to

Contact: Kim Bellemere 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation and Thrive Allen County

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