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Instructions and supplies will be handed out Shelter #6.The following will be provided:Litter bags, gloves, bottled water and snacks.Wear long sleeves, pants and appropriate footwear.Bring insect repellent and sunscreen. Lake Manawa State Park meet at Shelter #6 by the Dream Playground Park address – 1100 S Shore Drive, Council Bluffs, IA51501 Date/Time:May 4, 2014 1 - 3pm RAIN DATE:May 11, 20141pm – 3 pm For more information call Mary or Richard at 712-366-3130.
Friends of Shimek Group Work Day. Ringo Covert, Coordinator Volunteers Needed! Meet at the Lower Campground, entry loop area. May 14, 2014 from 8:30am - Noon Since a weekday, will do work requiring ATV's, mowers, chain saws and heavy equipment as required (clearing trails, hauling and smoothing rocks and lime chips). Contact John Byrd at John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov or Ringo Covert at covertr@westburlington.org. Bring Iowa deposit cans/bottles to redeem and recycle.
The Great Race Against Shade and Shrubs (G.R.A.S.S.) is held on Friday to start the event, volunteers get “hands-on” with prairie restoration cutting cedars. Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water as well as loppers and hand saws if you have them. Also, wear sturdy shoes and gloves. 9:00am - Noon, Friday, May 30, 2014 Location: Turin, Iowa51059 From Turin, take highway 175 east to Oak Ave.Go north on Oak Ave 1.7 miles to a large alfalfa hay field on the west side of ...
Friends of Shimek Group Work Day. Ann Bennett, Coordinator. Volunteers needed. July 12, 2014 - 8:00 am to Noon Meet at the Upper Campground, day parking area. Look for Ann's Dodge flat bed truck. Clean-up campgrounds and trails after holiday weekend. Additional work to be defined. Salad pot-luck for lunch. Ann will provide paper goods, water, and watermelon. Sort and package for redemption the deposit bottles and cans. Contact John Byrd at John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov or Ann Bennett at wind...
Friends of Shimek Group Work Day Marsha Achenbach, Coordinator Volunteers Needed! August 20, 2014, 8am - Noon Meet at the Upper Campground, day parking area. More details later. Since a weekday, will do work requiring ATV's, mowers, chain saws and heavy equipment as required (mowing, trail trimming, repairs along trails). Contact John Byrd at John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov or Marsha Achenbach at achenbre@netins.net Bring Iowa deposit cans/bottles to redeem and recycle.
Friends of Shimek Group Work Day John Byrd and Lora Conrad, Coordinators Volunteers Needed! September 20, 8:30am - Noon Meet at the Lower Campground, entry loop area. More details as work requirements known. Lunch provided by Lora Conrad. Contact John Byrd at John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov or Lora Conrad at lpconrad@wildblue.net Bring Iowa deposit cans/bottles to redeem and recycle.
Shimek Forestry Field Day, October 7

Contact John Byrd John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov for more information.

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