Native Seed Bank

Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, you must schedule a seed bank appointment prior to arrival. Please fill out the online form below or call our Watershed Coordinator David Stein at 515-232-0048 to schedule your timeslot.

As part of a new initiative to put conservation directly in the hands of local citizens, Prairie Rivers of Iowa will be maintaining a seed bank for native plants. For more information contact our Watershed Coordinator David Stein at or 515-232-0048. We currently have the following species in stock: river oats, common milkweed, sideoats grama, big bluestem, Indiangrass, little bluestem, purple prairie clover, prairie mimosa, partridge pea, purple coneflower, and black-eyed Susan.

Deposits and withdrawals are very easy to make.  For a deposit, simply fill out a seed deposit form with your personal information, the type and amount of seed you are depositing, and where you collected the seed.  Deposits can either be made in person at the Prairie Rivers office or through the mail.  Making a withdrawal is just as easy.  All you need to do is fill out a withdrawal form with your personal info, the species of seed, and the estimated size of your planting or garden.  Withdrawals can only be made in-person at the Prairie Rivers office.  A suggested donation of either seed or cash is encouraged during withdrawals for seed bank maintenance.

The Process

Please fill out to request a seed bank appointment.