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    • Ding Darling Day - October 8

      Volunteers collecting seeds

      In honor of Iowan J.N. "Ding" Darling, a pioneer conservationist, the refuge is hosting volunteer opportunities for you and/or your group. From collecting seeds to removing invasive plants, everyone will have a chance to help restore and reconstruct prairie habitat at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. All ages are welcome, and all volunteers will receive a FREE lunch courtesy of the Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by calling 515-994-3400 or emailing Brianna at

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    • Second Saturday Stewardship

      Volunteers with seeds

      Join refuge volunteers as we work on seasonal projects to restore and reconstruct our native tallgrass prairie and oak savanna ecosystems! 

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2011
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