City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2023 Cache In Trash Out

April 8th, 2023
Walnut Creek

Give back, clean up, and find the “cached” prizes during this family fun eco-hunt. City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Iowa Geocacher's Association, Westwood Neighborhood Association, Central Iowa Trails Association (CITA), and other concerned citizens invite you on our unique hunt for trash. Help improve our creeks and central Iowa’s water quality! Volunteers will be wading through the creek or walking along the trails collecting litter, tires, and looking for the GIANT plastic eggs, with a prize in each! Trash bags, grabbers, and gloves will be provided.

Click "view description" for more details. Please fill in your information below - this will serve as signing our Volunteer Waiver. You will then receive a confirmation email with the event information and relevant files. Please note that the event will kick-off and wrap up at Pal Joey's (6224 Grand Ave), but volunteers will sign up for different cleanup locations in the Walnut Creek area and may drive to their designated parking location after checking in with staff.

Call 248-6399 or text DSMVOLUNTEERS to 84483 to sign-up for weather-related updates.

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The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that the volunteer or any of the event attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. Volunteers and attendees use the City’s facility at their own risk.

In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Governor or Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel at any time. In addition, the Department reserves the right to change the registration requirements at any time. The Department will contact the volunteers as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellation or changes.

There are no shifts available at this time.

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