Five Iowa state parks will be part of a nationwide effort to honor the victims from Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, by participating in the 9-11 Call to Service.
9-11 Call to Service is an effort to unite 1 million Americans through volunteering in honor of the victims of the 9-11 tragedy. Iowans who want to be part of the national effort can help pick up trash in Lake Ahquabi, Backbone, Big Creek, Lake of three Fires and Pleasant Creek state parks on Sept. 6.
Volunteers should plan to bring gloves, water to drink, and to wear closed toed shoes.
“Iowans love their state parks and are deeply patriotic. We hope to combine the two as part of this great project and have a good turn out in support of our state parks,” said Linda King, volunteer coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
“We chose the park cleanup as an easy way for Iowans of all ages to be part of this national effort just ahead of the 10 year anniversary of the attacks,” King said.
The following are the time and meeting locations
for each park event.
- Big Creek State Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the beach parking lot
- Lake Ahquabi State Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the beach shelter
- Backbone State Park, 8 to 11 a.m. Meet at the beach shelter by the south gate
- Lake of Three Fires State Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the park office
- Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, 2 to 4 p.m. Meet at the day use lodge on the south side of the lake