Iowa Army National Guard recruits clean up state park


Photo by The National Guard, Flickr.
Photo by The National Guard, Flickr.

Polk City’s Big Creek State Park will receive some help from Iowa Army National Guard recruits.

On April 28th, more than 100 recruits will help pick up trash and debris around Big Creek.

Last year, 120 recruits pulled invasive species around Big Creek and resurfaced a trail at Ledges State Park.

Read more here.

National Guard volunteers clean up Iowa’s parks


Guard the Environment volunteers. Photo by NDNG, Flickr.

On Sunday, 120 Iowa National Guard recruits will volunteer at Iowa parks. This is part of an annual volunteer effort called Guard the Environment.

The enlisted soldiers will remove the invasive species garlic mustard at Big Creek State Park, and they will lay gravel at Ledges State Park.

Read more about the National Guard’s efforts in the Iowa DNR press release here.