Iowa DNR hosting park clean-up day Saturday

DES MOINES, Iowa-   The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting it's 2nd annual State-wide Park Volunteer day tomorrow (Saturday).  

Parks Bureau Chief Todd Coffeldt says 42-parks are hosting events where people can go and do an assortment of activities.

He says some may collect seeds, repairing picnic tables, painting, planting trees, and cleaning trails.  He says activities will be an hour or two, others may take several hours.

The DNR says the effort is partly in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Iowa state park system, which takes place in 2020. The DNR is working with several organizations to create park improvements and plan activities for the centennial event.

Volunteers for the Sept. 22 clean-up day are encouraged to share their activities on social media with #iowastateparks.

Details including meeting times, locations and activities for each participating state park can be found at

Coffeldt says some parks are still flooded, including Wilson Island along the Missouri River, and George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County.

(Photos from Iowa DNR)


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