Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Polk County Conservation and Blank Park Zoo for Spring Into Action, a morning of land stewardship and community at Fort Des Moines park. Volunteers will help hand-pull garlic mustard and other invasive non-native plants from Fort Des Moines Park's woodlands. Garlic mustard spreads rapidly and displaces native plants and wildflowers. If left unchecked, it can do serious damage to wooded landscapes. After the event, organizers will take the recently removed plants to Blank Park Zoo where they will be used as tasty treats for the animals.
An RSVP is required.
- ACTIVITY: Habitat Restoration - Invasive Species Management
- PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Easy, Moderate
- REGISTRATIO: Required
- DEADLINE: Register by noon May 6, 2022
- COST: Free
- GROUPS ALLOWED: Yes
- AGES: All ages and abilities welcome. No experience necessary.
- Ages 12+ will be permitted use of hand tools.
- Ages 18+ will be permitted use of power tools and equipment.
- Each event participant will be provided proper personal protective equipment and training as needed.
- WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle and gloves if you have them.
- LOCATION DETAILS: Fort Des Moines Park | Park Map | Volunteers should plan to meet at Shelter #.
- CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov
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