Celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day

Friday, April 22, 2022
Earth Day
Earth Day in the U.S. began in 1970 as 20 million Americans, from all walks of life, mobilized in an effort to change our environment. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people per year in 192 countries.

Arbor Day began 150 years ago, in 1872 and is similar to Earth Day because it celebrates nature. Arbor Day's specific purpose is to celebrate the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees.
Here in Norwalk we have scheduled clean up and tree planting projects for Friday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We will help you plan ahead, and provide you opportunities to give back to make Norwalk a great place to live, work and play!
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Planting planting 2

Tree planting
Projects

City: Norwalk

Who: Norwalk Parks & Recreation

Dakota Springer; Shauneica Lane

(515) 981-9206

[email protected]

When: Friday, April 22, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online Registration

Covid: City of Norwalk - COVID-19 Response Update
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Project 1: Park clean up

Where: Elizabeth Holland Park

We will meet at the SE Parking lot; Colonial Parkway, Norwalk
When: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What: Pick up trash around the park getting ready for spring

Volunteers Still Needed: FULL

Note: Volunteers of any age are welcome!
Parking: SE parking lot at Elizabeth Holland Park
Online Registration

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Project 2: Tree planting

Where: Elizabeth Holland Park

We will meet at the SE Parking lot; Colonial Parkway, Norwalk
When: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What: Planting trees, moving dirt, mulch, watering in the trees

Volunteers Still Needed: 7

Note: Volunteers of any age are welcome!
Parking: SE parking lot at Elizabeth Holland Park
Online Registration
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Project 3: Trail clean up

Where: Highway 28

We will meet in the Dollar General Parking Lot on Highway 28
When: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What: Pick up trash along the trail on east and west side of Highway 28 from North Avenue to Beardsley Street

Volunteers Still Needed: 10

Note: Volunteers of any age are welcome!
Parking: Dollar General parking lot on Highway 28. Please park in the spaces closest to Highway 28, away from the building.

Online Registration

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Project 4: Tree planting

Where: Pine Needle Park, 1900 Timberview Drive

We will meet on Timberview Drive on the West side of the park
When: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What: Planting trees, moving dirt, mulch, watering in the trees

Volunteers Still Needed: 15

Note: Volunteers of any age are welcome!
Parking: Along Timberview Drive on the West side of the park. Parking is available on the West side of Timberview Drive.
Online Registration
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Celebrate Earth Day
Registration

This is a great way to build team culture, beautify the city and help better the environment in our community. Grab your "pod", "unit", "team" or sign-up alone. This is a first come- first served come as you are gig. And if you aren’t available during our events, feel free to head out into your neighborhood and pick up trash or plant a tree. You can still sign-up and then just share with us how much you did and where you cleaned to help Norwalk reach our goals of a cleaner City, better environment and healthier community.
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Covid-19 Protocols

We ask that volunteers self-screen for symptoms before heading outdoors. Masks are optional. Tools and supplies are disinfected after each use. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dakota or Shauneica, we’ll be more than happy to help!
Covid 19 Protocols

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Awards City of Des Moines is handing out awards as part of their "Earth Month" event so whether you join an organized Earth Month project (like ours here in Norwalk) or head out to do a clean-up on your own. Make sure to share with us along the way #EARTHMONTH2022DM. Awards will be given by the City of Des Moines for the Best Selfie, Finders Keepers and those showing their Team Spirit.

team spirit  Best selfie award
Finders Keepers award

Special thanks to the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation and to all the volunteers and organizations participating in Norwalk's Celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day event:
 
Main Street School, Michael Foods

Special thanks to our Financial sponsors:

https://earthday.dsm.city/