Invasive Species Removal: Easter Lake

This volunteer opportunity offers a fun and meaningful service-learning experience. Volunteers will sharpen their skills in identifying both native and nonnative plant species, learn effective invasive removal techniques, and learn ways to positively impact Easter Lake Park.

This activity is led by members of our very own Easter Lake Park stewardship group, a community-based volunteer group dedicated to litter removal, native garden care, and ecological restoration of this park. Volunteers and neighbors join together on a weekly basis to positively impact Easter Lake and its watershed.

ACTIVITY: Woodland habitat restoration - invasive plant species removal

ECOLOGICAL IMPACT AREAS: Woodland ecosystem, wildlife habitat, water quality, soil health



By registering for this event, I acknowledge I am filling an open position. In the event that I and/or members of my group are unable to attend, I will cancel my registration to allow for others to join this event.

DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior. If the event is at capacity, contact Volunteer Coordinators to inquire about participation.

COST: Free


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

  • Ages 12+ will be permitted use of hand tools
  • Ages 18+ will be permitted use of power tools and equipment

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to dress for the weather. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a pair of gloves, if you have them - gloves provided for those without. In an effort to promote sustainability at this event, please bring a refillable water bottle.

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

LOCATION DETAIL: Easter Lake ParkPark Map | Meet in the parking lot of the park's south entrance


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

Volunteer, Easter Lake Park, Woodland Restoration, Families, Ages 8-17, Adults, Senior Adults

Upcoming Times

This event is not currently scheduled.