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Easter Lake Habitat Restoration

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Invasive species removal is at the forefront of restoration efforts in our Iowa woodlands and protecting water quality in Easter Lake. Spend your time on the frontline of this continuous battle as we remove non-native plant species to protect the next generation of oaks, bring back native wildflowers, and other valuable species improving nesting sites and food sources for wildlife. This restoration work also reduces soil erosion and sedimentation in Easter Lake which improves water quality.

Volunteers will learn how to properly identify invasive species, the techniques to remove them, and the resulting benefits of this important conservation work along the pond shoreline of Fort Des Moines Park.

This event begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:00PM. Participants are encouraged to come and go per their desired hours.

To learn more about the Easter Lake Watershed Project visit www.easterlake.org

ACTIVITY: Habitat restoration – invasive plant species removal



By registering for this event, I acknowledge that it may include a registration waitlist. In the event that I and/or members of my group are unable to attend, I will cancel my registration to allow others to join this event.

DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior. Late registrations and walkups are welcome if the event is not at capacity. Please notify Volunteer Coordinators to inquire about attendance.

COST: Free


AGES: This event is appropriate for ages 8+. No experience is necessary.

Ages 12+ will be permitted to use hand tools

Ages 18+ will be permitted to use power tools and equipment

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle and gloves, if you have them. Gloves will be provided for those without.

Each event participant will be provided with proper personal protective equipment and training as needed

LOCATION DETAILS: Easter Lake Park | Park Map | Exact location details will be sent to registered participants

CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov

Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enable all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov.


Easter Lake Park
2830 Easter Lake Drive
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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