Volunteers Wanted!

Seed Collecting for Monarchs and the Endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

The Pollinator Partnership has joined forces with several organizations and agencies to launch our new initiative, Project Wingspan and we need your help! The project will be collecting seed throughout the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

We are looking for enthusiastic seed collecting volunteers in all 6 states to help identify and collect milkweed and other valuable native nectar plants.

As a seed collecting volunteer you will be provided with training and be making valuable contributions to supporting migrating monarchs and the imperiled rusty batched bumble bee. No seed collecting experience is required but basic plant knowledge is preferred. Training and seed collection will start in 2019, but you can get on the list now.

To sign-up as a seed collector please e-mail Amber Barnes at ab@pollinator.org or fill out the online form here: https://tinyurl.com/Wingspan-volunteer.

Wisconsin Seed Collection Training

June 27, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center
W4279 Headquarters Road, Mayville, WI 53050

Register Now

Email Angie at ajd@pollinator.org with any questions.

Michigan Seed Collection Training

June 13, 2019
9:30am - 2:00pm

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conference Room
2651 Coolidge Road, Suite 101, East Lansing, MI 48823

NOTE: Registration for this training has been closed, but if you are still interested in becoming a trained seed collection volunteer, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Wingspan-volunteer and Connie will be in touch with other training options once they become available.

Email Connie at cc@pollinator.org with any questions.

Illinois Seed Collection Training

Tuesday June 18th, 2019
9:30am - 2:00pm

Mason State Nursery
17855 N Co Rd 2400 E, Topeka, IL 61567

NOTE: Registration for this training has been closed, but if you are still interested in becoming a trained seed collection volunteer, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Wingspan-volunteer and Elizzabeth will be in touch with other training options once they become available.

Email ek@pollinator.org with any questions.

Indiana Seed Collection Training

Tuesday June 4, 2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area
2310 East State Road 364, Winslow, IN 47598

NOTE: Registration for this training has been closed, but if you are still interested in becoming a trained seed collection volunteer, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Wingspan-volunteer and Emily will be in touch with other training options once they become available.

Email Emily at ey@pollinator.org with questions.