WORKSHOP: Feeding zoo animals with invasive species

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Blog


Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Trees Forever and other partners for an exciting classroom/hands-on training focused on identifying and removing invasive woodland plants. Volunteers will participate in “upcycling” the invasive plants to be used as food for animals at Blank Park Zoo. Your help is needed to remove these forest invaders and feed the zoo animals! Note: We will not directly feed zoo animals, but pull the plants that will go to the zoo.

Invasive species of Iowa workshop. We will learn how to remove invasives.

Thursday, June 9th from 5:30 – 8: 30 p.m.

Jay Spence Shelter House. This is “up the hill” from Greenwood/Ashworth Park.

No experience necessary. A light dinner is included in your sign-up cost of $10. We will go outside for part of the class to remove invasive plants, so please wear long sleeves, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle!

For more information or to register, click here.