The Iowa Department of Natural Resources annual statewide Volunteer Day is coming right up. Iowans are invited to lend a hand by volunteering at several parks and forests across the state on September 23rd. There will be volunteer events which will serve to spruce up trails, buildings, and other park amenities.
“Iowa state parks are beloved places for many Iowans, and we greatly appreciate the help volunteers provide,” said Sherry Arntzen, chief of Iowa Parks, Forests and Preserves Bureau.
Each park will have unique clean up efforts and may include services such as litter pick up, staining/painting buildings, clearing trails, planting trees, and more.
If there is inclement weather in your area on Saturday, September 23rd, contact the individual park office. They will let you know if the date, time, or meeting location changes.
Citizens interested in volunteering can learn more at www.iowadnr.gov/volunteer.