National Public Lands Day at Strasser Woods



  • Instructor Polk County Conservation

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September nationwide to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more. National Public Lands Day Des Moines is hosted by the Cityof Des Moines Parks and Rec Dept., Polk County Conservation, Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REI West Des Moines. We invite the public to join us along Fourmile Creek for a service project. This year's national theme is connecting to nature through service. Together, we will celebrate restoring our watershed, improving outdoor recreation opportunities and building community by sweeping the creek and adjacent trails and greenway of litter. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and wet if working in the creek. Gloves and waders will be available in limited supply. Bring your own waders, boots and gloves if you have them! For all work areas, volunteers must wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.