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Get Involved at Earth Day Events in Ankeny

Post Date:04/11/2019 2:40 p.m.

Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community on Earth Day by volunteering at the 13th Annual Earth Day Stream/Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help pick up refuse and debris in two locations this year; the High Trestle Trail and Fourmile Creek.

Volunteers for the High Trestle Trail should meet at the Park and Ride parking lot, 201 NW Ash Drive. Volunteers for Fourmile Creek should meet at the Outdoor Education Center, 610 NE 36th Street. 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 Environmental Engineer Amy Bryant at or (515) 963-3520 to make arrangements and for more information.

The City of Ankeny, in conjunction with the Watershed Improvement and Stormwater Education Group, organize this annual event.

Free Tree Giveaway

The City will be offering free trees to residents during the Earth Day Stream/Watershed Cleanup. Small saplings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at the Park & Ride parking lot, 201 NW Ash Drive, 8 – 10 a.m. One tree per family. Available trees will include white birch, mazzard cherry, Japanese lilac and rowan. The trees will be between 18 and 24 inches tall.

Let’s all do our part to keep Ankeny beautiful!  Visit for more information or contact Amy Bryant at (515) 963-3520, or

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