Minnesota Master Naturalist

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NPLD - Oronoco Prairie SNA, Oronoco

Oronoco Prairie SNA, Oronoco website

Oronoco Prairie SNA, 18th Ave
Oronoco, MN 55960

Native prairie seed collection. "Participants will need to park along the highway (18th Ave NW) at the SNA. Please choose a minimum of 90 minutes or more to volunteer between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We will provide containers for seed collection and basic instructions.

Sign up is required by September 18. Please bring a mask to be work when social distancing is not possible (registration, breaks, etc) All participants will be given a bandana and are asked to share an individual photo on social media, #MNatNPLD. Family members are invited to participate, but required to register.

Directions: From Oronoco 1 mile S on US Hwy 52, then 2 miles E on Co Rd 112, then continue S on Co Rd 112 for 0.3 mile. Park in pull-off on W.
Lat/Lon: 44.139678, -92.488654 - map it

NPLD Location Map

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Dawn Littleton

Dawn Littleton is the invasive plants program coordinator, working from the University of Minnesota's Rochester Regional Extension Office. Dawn has been a dedicated volunteer for years through the Master Naturalist program, and she is a co-founder of the Friends of Indian Heights Park Neighborhood Association in Rochester. As a volunteer she has been awarded several grants from the National Park Service and the Outdoor Heritage Fund for ecological restoration in urban areas. Her biggest adventure last year was finding out that dozens of really beautiful and vanilla-smelling flower spikes growing in the restored quarry at Indian Heights Park were not invasive plants but a wetland orchid called Nodding Ladies Tresses. In 2016, Dawn followed her passion shifted careers to invasive plants from her position at the Mayo Clinic where she has been an assistant professor of medical education.

Barbara Hudson

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension


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