Conservation

Canceled - Volunteer Stewardship Days at Easter Lake Park

Over time, invasive plant species such as honeysuckle and Asiatic bittersweet have overtaken the woodlands in Easter Lake Park, and outcompeted native species leading to the reduction of local biodiversity, habitat, and water quality in Easter Lake. Partnerships & funding through the Easter Lake Watershed Project has enabled the restoration of more than 60 acres of woodlands in Easter Lake Park since 2013 helping to achieve water quality, habitat, and recreation goals.

Join us as we continue efforts to restore native habitat and improve water quality in Easter Lake through the removal of invasive species in Easter Lake Park. Volunteers will be taught how to identify invasive species, the proper removal techniques, and learn about the resulting benefits of this important conservation work.

Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear long pants & closed-toe shoes, and bring a re-fillable water bottle.

*Photo courtesy of Ruben Rodriguez Fotographia

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: Register by January 17

COST: Free

AGES: All ages and abilities welcome. No experience necessary. 

Ages 12+ will be permitted use of hand tools.

Ages 18+ will be permitted use of power tools and equipment.

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

PCC encourages all people to participate in its volunteer programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email Volunteer Coordinators in advance of your participation.

LOCATION DETAILS: Shelter #3 | Park Map

EVENT PARTNER: Easter Lake Watershed Project

CONTACT: ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov

Volunteer, Volunteer Time Off, Easter Lake Park, Woodland Restoration

Upcoming Times


This event is not currently scheduled.