Upcoming Events

Parks & Pints: Stewardship on Tap

  • When: May 9, 2019
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Location: Peace Tree Brewing – Des Moines Branch

Do you love your local parks and trails? Are you passionate about conservation and programs that assist in creek cleanups, park beautification, habitat restoration, and more? Or perhaps you live near a county park and want to be more involved in improvements that get more people outside enjoying the great outdoors. A treasured system of local recreation opportunities exists, just waiting to be discovered and cared for by people like you.

We are seeking individuals to help plan and lead volunteer events and training, park improvement projects, water quality education, and fun activities to help build community around our urban parks and trails now and into the future as Park and Trail ambassadors. We have some big ideas – help us make them a reality!

Come and meet the volunteer team from Polk County Conservation, the Easter Lake Watershed Project, and your other fellow “outsiders” as we share how to get more involved with our plans to ramp up volunteer efforts in Polk County as well as the relationship between public places and stewardship. Join us at Peace Tree Brewing Company on May 9th at 6 p.m. to learn how you can discover, explore, and become a steward for the land as a Park and Trail Ambassador. ul Accent 5;\l

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Informational Events

Stay up to date with the Easter Lake Watershed Project by attending an informational event

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer With Us! Each year we have a need for volunteers to help us clean up Yeader Creek, Easter Lake and Ewing parks, remove invasive species and more. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming event check out the events below or Contact the watershed coordinator. While we work on planning events and finding volunteers to participate, … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities