Earth Day Trash Bash - Strasser Woods

Join us at Iowa’s largest annual Earth Day event right here in the Des Moines Metro! A collaborative annual event celebrated throughout the Des Moines Metro, Earth Day Trash Bash partners invite thousands of volunteers to come together and commit to a better and healthier environment in central Iowa. Polk County Conservation staff will be stationed at Strasser Woods Forest Preserve in the Fourmile Creek Greenbelt offering participants the opportunity to engage in important habitat restoration work in our woodlands, contribute to beautifying the forest preserve, and protect the adjacent Fourmile Creek. Volunteers will have the options to plant trees, harvest spring wildflower seeds, and pick up litter. Meet in the Fourmile Community Recreation Center parking lot at 1 PM under the Polk County Conservation tent. April 26th @ 1pm to 4pm

3711 Easton Blvd Des Moines, Iowa 50317

City of Des Moines & Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

- Harvest seed available from spring wildflower species - Complete a planting of memorial planting of 750 trees - Promote the growth of native vegetation to improve wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water quality, and overall health of the woodland ecosystem.

For questions please contact: For day of event questions please contact our volunteer coordinators: Melissa Dempsey | 515-323-5396 Michael French | 515-323-5328 Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enable all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or

All ages welcome. No experience necessary. - Each event participant will be provided proper personal protective equipment and training as needed. 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.

By registering for this event, I acknowledge I am filling an open position. In the event that I and/or members of my group are unable to attend, I will cancel my registration to allow for others to join this event.

Litter RemovalSeed HarvestingTree Planting

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