Have you wanted to help improve Des Moines' water quality, diversify the woodlands or help the Blank Park Zoo? If you said yes to any of those questions, then here is an event that you will love!
UPCYCLE is partnering with the city of Des Moines, Blank Park Zoo, Trees Forever and Polk County Conservation to help clean up Greenwood Park. The native species in the park's woodlands are competing with many invasive species. These invasive species shade out natives and dominate the floor. UPCYCLE is hoping to bring back the natives and diversify the park's woodlands to improve their health. Although we don't need the invasive species that will be removed in our woodlands, they'll help fill needs at the Blank Park Zoo, where animals can use them for food, play and skill practice.
This event will take place the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Please come prepared to walk on uneven surfaces into wooded areas; bend, lift and carry loads; and cut down trees of various sizes. Wear appropriate clothing to cover your body and protect it from cuts, scrapes, etc. Wear steel-toed boots or closed-toed work shoes to prevent foot injuries. Gloves and tools will be provided.
For any questions on the event call Callie Le'au Courtright at 515-248-6380