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National Public Lands Day
September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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. Engage in education about the wild critters that call this special place home and join us a guided prairie tour by hayrack. Complete your Public Lands Day experience by enjoying a tailgate style dinner! Throw a hot dog on a roasting stick over a campfire, get creative at our s’mores bar, and experience the true spirit of National Public Lands Day in a night or two under the stars through free group tent camping offered to all registered participants.
About National Public Lands Day
Spearheaded by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for outdoor education, recreation, and personal health & wellness. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers roll up their sleeves to help restore and preserve public lands of all types and sizes—from iconic national parks and rivers to local urban green spaces and everything in between.
ACTIVITY: Seed harvesting, environmental education activities