Spring Into Action


Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Polk County Conservation and Blank Park Zoo for Spring Into Action, a morning of land stewardship and community at Fort Des Moines park. Volunteers will help hand-pull garlic mustard and other invasive non-native plants from Fort Des Moines Park’s woodlands. Garlic mustard spreads rapidly and displaces native plants and wildflowers. If left unchecked, it can do serious damage to wooded landscapes.¬†After the event, organizers will take the recently removed plants to Blank Park Zoo where they will be used as tasty treats for the animals.

Please email ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov to sign up!

More Information/Sign Up