Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community by volunteering at the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the High Trestle Trail from the Ankeny Market & Pavilion (AMP) to SE Magazine Road.
Volunteers should meet at AMP, 715 W First Street, where the City will provide trash bags and vinyl gloves. Volunteers are advised to bring their own water bottles and wear boots or old shoes as they may get wet or dirty. This is a family-friendly activity and volunteers can come and go at any time during the event.
Cleanup kits with trash bags and gloves will also be available to residents who want to organize their own Earth Day cleanup event. Contact Stormwater & Environmental Manager Becky Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 963-3526 for more information.
Free Tree Giveaway
The City will be offering free tree saplings to residents during the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup. Small saplings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at the volunteer check-in site at AMP, 8 – 10 a.m. One tree per family. Available trees will include Black Oak, River Birch, Shagbark Hickory, and Eastern White Pine.
Let’s all do our part to keep Ankeny beautiful!