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Community Events

  1. Free Tree Branch and Tire Disposal

    April 23, 2021, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Johnston Public Works

    Johnston residents can drop off branches, limbs and passenger vehicle tires at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive, at no cost. Please bring your ID for proof of residency.

    Branches cannot be larger than 18 inches in diameter. Tree debris will be turned into mulch.

    Tires must be off the rim; limit four tires per household.

    Tires from businesses are not accepted.

    Drop-off Hours:
    • Thursday, Apr. 22 - 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
    • Friday, Apr. 23 - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Apr. 24 - 8 a.m. to noon

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  2. Earth Day Trash Bash (Invasive Species Removal and Litter Cleanup)

    April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Terra Park

    Mark your calendars for Friday, Apr. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Earth Day Trash Bash! This event is part of a large effort covering project locations throughout Greater Des Moines.

    We will pick up trash and pull invasive species at Terra Park! Those interested in participating will meet at Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Pkwy.

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Parks and Recreation

  1. Invasive Species Removal and Litter Clean Up

    April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Terra Park

    Removing invasive species is one piece of supporting a thriving, healthy ecosystem. The living world and all its systems are complex. Invasive species are non-native species that disrupt the structure of these networks and partnerships. However, removing invasive species should never be considered the final step. It is essential to understand that continuous stress to a natural community can have long-lasting impacts. Proactively managing invasive species is, therefore, better than waiting until the species has taken over, and supporting a robust, resistant system is even better. For example, if a diverse habitat is being supported that has sunlight and shade and a tree falls, sun-loving plants are nearby to fill the new hole. As the trees grow taller and cast more shade to the area, the shade-tolerant plants of other shady areas are available to step up.

    This event will take place at the Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area.

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