Native Garden Spring Cleanup

Spring has sprung! Rain gardens and native plantings provide many benefits for biodiversity, wildlife, water quality, and positively impacting our community. Timely spring garden cleanup sets up these areas for success during the growing season. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for experience in how to better care for their own rain gardens and native plantings at home.

During this event, volunteers will receive a mini lesson on spring cleanup specifically for rain gardens and native plantings. After the mini lesson, volunteers will help cleanup pollinator gardens and help create a mulched border for the garden.

Lunch provided for all registered participants.


DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior

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.

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Bring a re-fillable water bottle and garden gloves if you have them.

LOCATION DETAILS: March 26 - Easter Lake Park Beach | Park Map | Latitude/Longitude: 41.546665, -93.561238

April 30 - River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 | Gardens are located in green space in front of the building along the bike trail


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


Volunteer, Garden, Native

Upcoming Times

This event is not currently scheduled.