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POSTPONED: Eastern Iowa: State Parks Centennial with INHF

In light of recent events, this event has been postponed until further notice. We are disappointed, but know it is the right decision, and are committed to doing out part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We hope you will be able to join us for the rescheduled date TBD. Thank you for your understanding and support of INHF and our public lands. 

Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Iowa Park Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to help kick off INHF's 2020 volunteer season and the Iowa State Parks Centennial!

We will be working at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area to help native grasslands thrive by removing the invasive species. This is one of several INHF events being held at Iowa State Parks across the state this Saturday.



Iowa Brewing Co.

Iowa State Parks Centennial Logo

We'll start at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area to help restore parts of the park. After the work day, we will celebrate with drinks at Iowa Brewing Company. Everyone is welcome to attend after the event. Help us celebrate a great 2020 season and look ahead to a wonderful season! An RSVP is requested.

About Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area is an outdoor recreation venue in Linn County. It features a 410 acre lake, 1,517 acres of public hunting grounds, a swimming beach, campgrounds, and twelve miles of multi-use trails. It also has large tracts of restored prairie.

Please wear/bring:
  • Dress for the weather and wear layers, long pants and sturdy shoes
  • A water bottle
  • Work gloves (if you have them)
  • All other equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Training will be provided
  • Families welcome

Event meeting spot: Beach parking lot of Pleasant Creek Recreation Area

Directions from Cedar Rapids: Head north on I-380 to exit 24A (IA-100/Collins Rd). Turn left/west and continue on Collins Rd until Covington Rd. Turn right and head north on Covington Rd. to 1st St. near the town of Palo, IA. Turn right onto 1st St./Palo Marsh Rd. and head north through town to the second McClintock Rd. Turn left and stay on McClintock Rd. until Dam Rd. Keep right and stay on Dam Rd. until you see signs for the beach parking lot. Turn left and follow sign to the designated parking area. Look for white INHF event signs


Iowa Brewing Company Address: 708 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:30am - 12:00pm

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area
Palo, IA

Melanie Schmidt