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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Volunteers needed for the Earth Day Stream and Watershed Cleanup

Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community by volunteering at the Earth Day Stream and Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the streambanks and wetlands around the SW Des Moines Street park areas in Prairie Trail.

Volunteers should meet at the southeast corner of SW Des Moines Street and SW Magazine Road 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 bford@ankenyiowa.gov or (515) 963-3526 for more information.

Free Tree Giveaway

The City will be offering free trees to residents during the Earth Day Stream and Watershed Cleanup. Small saplings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at the volunteer check-in site at the southeast corner of SW Des Moines Street and SW Magazine Road, 8 – 10 a.m. One tree per family. Available trees will include Sugar Maple, Pin Oak, Norway Spruce, and Eastern White Pine.

Let’s all do our part to keep Ankeny beautiful!  Visit www.ankenyiowa.gov for more information.

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