Fall Prairie Harvest Day, free event for the community

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ROCKFORD, Ill., (WIFR) -- The Natural Land Institute (NLI) will host the annual Fall Prairie Harvest Day.

Th event will take place at Nygren Wetland Preserve on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

During the past 17 years, the annual fall seed collection event has helped with the ongoing restoration.

The preserve, located at 3190 W Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL, is a 721-acre natural area and wildlife refuge owner by NLI.

Volunteers can come anytime between 9 and 1 and work as long as they like, however it is recommended that they allow at least 1-2 hours for collecting seeds.

Registration is requested for this free activity by Friday, September 22, 217. Please call NLI at 815-964-6666.