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Mornings in the Garden at Easter Lake

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and other native plantings across the Polk County park system provide a wide variety of benefits for wildlife, water quality, education, and even social connections. Join us on select Tuesday mornings at Easter Lake Park and dive into the world of native plants to make a positive impact in PCC gardens this growing season.

By attending these events you’ll broaden your native plant knowledge as it relates to conservation, maintenance, ecology, and how to start your own native garden at home. Tuesday garden events in will have seasonal focuses on the identification of native species & weeds, and general information about native gardens, rain gardens, and environmental benefits.

ACTIVITY: Gardening (weeding, planting, mulching) PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Easy, Moderate

REGISTRATION: Required – opens May 15 *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 June 26, 2023

COST: Free


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

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle and garden 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.

CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov AGES: All ages and abilities welcome. No experience is necessary. Ages 12+ will be permitted to use hand tools. Ages 18+ will be permitted to use power tools and equipment. Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enables 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.


Polk County Conservation
(515) 323-5351
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Easter Lake Park
2830 Easter Lake Drive
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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