Remove Invasives

& Feed the Zoo Animals

Join Trees Forever and our partners for UPCYCLE Stewards, an exciting classroom and hands-on training workshop focused on identifying and removing invasive plants. Staff from Blank Park Zoo will talk about how the plants are "upcycled" into food and fun for the zoo animals. There will be a hands-on component to the class and future volunteer opportunities will be offered to attendees. Your help is needed to remove these backyard and forest invaders! 
Learn about:
  • Why invasive species are a problem
  • Specific invasive species to look for
  • Removal techniques and control methods
  • Native species alternatives

Sponsored by Trees Forever in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Blank Park Zoo and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
There is a $10 fee for this event, which includes dinner and educational materials.

Please register below.


June 9, 2016, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Jay Spence Shelter House
100 45th Street, Des Moines
Contact Leslie Berckes at 515-681-2295