Easter Lake Park Beautification


(41.53592,-93.571144)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Easter Lake ParkDes Moines, IA 50320

About

Green Iowa is partnering with the Polk County Conservation Department in 2017 for a second year of maintaining Easter Lake Park and restoring its Woodland properties. Activities include invasive species removal, litter removal, and trail maintenance (stay tuned for tree plantings!); this is a fantastic opportunity to spend some time outdoors and positively contribute to our community's greenspace.

Tasks Include:

  • Identifying invasive plants for removal after a brief orientation
  • Manual removal of invasive plants with tools such as loppers and handsaws
  • Application of pre-diluted, ready to use herbicide (only by individuals 18 or older)
  • Transporting removed plants to an accessible location for park managers to appropriately address
  • Removal of trash around Easter Lake
  • Enjoying a morning or afternoon in a natural area while learning about and positively impacting a local ecosystem!

Although we welcome groups and family participation, individuals less than 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

We will be engaging in ongoing maintenance and can accomodate individuals and groups. Let us facilitate your volunteer days! Email us at any time during the year at GreenIowadm.outreach@gmail.com or ask for Elizabeth at 515-471-8686 ext. 104 with any inquiries.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • A few hours, a whole day - let us know what works!
  • Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Closed toed shoes a must, full coverage suggested.

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