Volunteer Events Part of National 9-11 Remembrance
Posted: 08/31/2011
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.