UpCycle Stewards (Des Moines)

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Get outdoors and help restore some of Des Moines' most popular outdoor areas while also helping animals at Blank Park Zoo!

Together, volunteers will help restore land for native plants by removing invasive species in the greater Des Moines area. After the event, organizers will take the plants to Blank Park Zoo where they will be "upcycled" into food for the zoo animals.

An RSVP is required. Space is limited. 

About UpCycle Stewards

UpCycle Stewards is a joint effort between Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Blank Park Zoo, City of Des Moines, Confluence Brewing and Trees Forever. Events occur from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursdays of June, July, and August (with a rain date in September).

What to bring:
  • Work gloves and tools will be provided
  • We recommend wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes
  • Please bring your own water bottle. A water cooler will be available.
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
  • Call 515-248-6399 or text DSMVOLUNTEERS to 84483 to sign-up for weather-related updates.

The event will take place at Ewing Park/Ashley Okland Playground - 1895 Mckinley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320. Find a map to the location here. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org


Thursday, July 18, 2024

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Ewing Park
1895 Mckinley Ave
Des Moines, IA 50320