Statewide Park Volunteer Day is this Saturday, Sept. 22. Iowans can help out at more than 40 state parks with activities that may include litter pick-up, staining or painting buildings, planting trees, clearing trails and more.
Details including meeting times, locations and activities for each participating state park can be found at www.iowadnr.gov/volunteer .
Clean-up efforts are partly in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Iowa state park system, which takes place in 2020. The DNR is working with several organizations to create park improvements and plan activities for the centennial event.
Volunteers for the Sept. 22 clean-up day are encouraged to share their activities on social media with #iowastateparks.