Stewardship Day at Neal Smith to honor ' Ding ' Darling

Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 12:24 p.m. CDT

The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is planning a stewardship activities day in honor of Iowa conservationist J.N. “ DingDarling .


The event is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. Volunteers will collect prairie seeds in a community effort to restore the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Volunteers should meet at the Prairie Learning Center. After the event, a free lunch will be provided by Friends of the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes and long pants.

J.N. “ DingDarling was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who drew political cartoons and wrote stories that positively influenced public opinion about conservation issues.

To register for the event, call Megan Wandag at (515) 994-3400, or email megan_wandag@fws.gov.

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