Remove Invasives

& Feed the Zoo Animals

The Upcycle Stewards class scheduled for May 31, 2018 has been canceled. 


However, you can still join Trees Forever, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Blank Park Zoo and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for the UPCYCLE Stewards volunteer invasive species removal opportunities that will be held on June 21, July 19, and August 16 at Gray’s Lake from 5:30-7:30pm each night. Your help is needed to remove these invasive backyard and forest invaders!


After the volunteer events in June, July, and August, we’ll all head over to Confluence Brewing Company for one beer at no charge to volunteers. Thanks Confluence for your generous support!


Note: We will not visit the zoo after each invasive species removal event. If UPCYCLE Steward volunteers participate in all three volunteer events (June 21, July 19, and August 16) they will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a family four pack entrance to the zoo along with a “feed bundle” which includes food to feed the parakeets, ostriches, giraffes, kid's kingdom animals and fish!


Fill out the form below to be reminded about the Upcycle volunteeer events.


Contact Leslie Berckes
at 515-681-2295