Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Earth Day Volunteer Activities - 4-23-2016

Volunteers are needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23 in Des Moines:

EARTH DAY – 3 Volunteer Events

Saturday, April - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Beach Park/Des Moines Creek Trail Ivy Removal
Meet at the Beach Park turn-around inside the park at 9 a.m. Remove ivy and other invasives within the creek buffer to en-
hance wildlife habitat. Led by Ecologist Laura Hartema and Friends of Des Moines Creek. More information: Janet Best at 206-870-6547 or [email protected]. Dress for the weather, wear stable shoes and bring work gloves and your favorite hand tools.

Sonju Community Garden
Meet at Sonju Garden – 24728 16th Avenue South at 9 a.m.
 Rescue overgrown apple and pear trees, spiff up the gardens for the new growing season, and improve the walking trail. Sponsored by the Friends of Sonju Park, led by Kim Richmond. For more information, contact [email protected]. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

Marina District & S. 216th Ave Cleanup
Meet at Big Catch Plaza – South 216th Avenue and Marine View Drive South at 9 a.m. Litter removal along planting strips and roadways to beautify the City’s walkable environment. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park. For more information, contact Dan Johnson at the Print Place 206-878-1380 or email [email protected],net. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Collection bags will be provided and safety vests for volunteers on 216th.

Volunteers ages 14 years and older are encouraged to participate. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

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