Trail Cleanup in Des Moines
A group of bike friends organized a trail cleanup Friday on the Carl Voss Trail. Someone suggested I should participate!
Dang, this was a group of 10 ambitious volunteers—all friends. Stayed after it for four hours and pretty much made a clean sweep:
20 or so tires, stove, water heater, plastic drain tile, wheel barrow plus countless plastic bags and water bottles.
Here’s a note from Ben Page, Parks & Recreation director:
"This has to be one of our most successful groups based on the size of the group, amount of trash collected and in a short time. It’s really cool to see what volunteers can do.”
Helps to have few farm-raised volunteers who aren’t shy about getting after it!
Event organized by Randy Kramer and his Fun Haters friends; Jordan Hildreth from the Des Moines Parks & Recreation volunteer staff provided support.
This trail looked especially fine for Saturday's RAGBRAI Roadshow from Water Works Park to Easter Lake (Meredith, Carl Voss and Mark Ackelson trails).