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Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Spring into Action

May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central)

Location:
Fort Des Moines Park Shelter #1

Spring Into Action

Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. – noon
Fort Des Moines Park Shelter #1

Join Blank Park Zoo, Polk County Conservation, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation as we work together to restore Iowa’s woodland flora.  Invasive plant species put pressure on our native woodlands, and we need your help in restoring this habitat.  When we remove invasive plants, we are helping our native plants and wildlife to flourish, and the animals at the Zoo have the opportunity to enjoy a treat. Honeysuckle, an invasive plant, is one the favorites of animals in the Zoo’s care.

ACTIVITY: Woodland habitat restoration - invasive plant species removal

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Moderate

REGISTER HERE: Spring Into Action (required)

DEADLINE: Register by noon the day prior. If the event is at capacity, contact Volunteer Coordinators to inquire about participation.

COST: Free

GROUPS ALLOWED: Yes

AGES: This event is appropriate for ages 8+. No experience necessary.

Ages 12+ will be permitted use of hand tools

Ages 18+ will be permitted use of power tools and equipment

WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended to dress for the weather. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a pair of gloves, if you have them - gloves provided for those without. In an effort to promote sustainability at this event, please bring a refillable water bottle.

Each event participant will be provided proper personal protective equipment and training as needed.

LOCATION DETAIL: Fort Des Moines Park | Park Map | Meet at Shelter #1

Questions: Contact volunteer at blankparkzoo dot net

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