City of Ames EcoFair

Ames City Hall 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA, United States

The sustainability-themed EcoFair will return to City Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the west parking lot. Learn more about City rebates, programs, and services that encourage conservation and lower your carbon footprint. Enjoy booths, vendors, activities, and displays, along with live music and food trucks. The goal of the EcoFair is to share a broad array of conservation ... Read more

Clean Water Conference

Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, Des Moines, IA, United States

Drake University's environmental science professional fraternity, Epsilon Eta, and Des Moines Water Works are hosting a clean water conference in upper Olmsted on September 30th from 11-3. The three speakers are Neil Hamilton, Susan Judkins, and Ryan Crane.


National Public Lands Day

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 8700 NE 126th Ave, Maxwell, United States

Be a part of this collective nationwide effort in our extraordinary corner of the country at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt. Join Polk County Conservation’s Environmental Education and Volunteer staff for an afternoon exploring Iowa’s tallgrass prairie habitat. You will participate in native habitat restoration by collecting native seeds ready to harvest before enjoying an afternoon of fun activities that offer a deeper understanding of this ecosystem. ... Read more

Yeader Creek Cleanup

Ewing Park Ashley Oakland Star Playground Parking lot 5300 Indianola Ave, Des Moines, IA, United States

Join Iowa Rivers Revival, Drake's professional environmental science fraternity, Epsilon Eta, the City of Des Moines Parks and Rec, and Easter Lake Watershed in cleaning Yeader Creek, a tributary to Easter Lake. The cleanup is from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm through the portion that goes along McKinley Ave.


Sustainability Sensibilities

Jester Park Nature Center 12130 Northwest 128th Street, Granger, IA, United States

Come learn the sustainability practices staff are implementing at Polk County Conservation parks and natural areas. We will share the long-range goals and best practices of our newly adopted sustainability plan. Polk County Conservation will be offering bi-monthly sustainability programming topics for the public to learn more on living green and ways to implement sustainability into our everyday lives. REGISTRATION: Required DEADLINE: October 1 COST: ... Read more

Urbandale Uplift Project

Giovannetti Shelter 9000 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, United States

The Urbandale Uplift Project needs your help to make a difference in our community. Many non-profits from the Des Moines metro have stepped up to make this project possible. Now it's your turn!

Trick or Trees

Des Moines Botanical Gardens 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA, United States

This festive, family-friendly event includes activities, entertainment, and trick-or-treating in the Garden. Visitors can participate in creeptastic educational activities about trees and spooky botanicals. Costumes are encouraged!

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