Ioway Creek Trash Cleanup (2023)
April 29, 2023, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet at the parking lot west of Ames City Hall (515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010) no later than 9am. After you sign in, we’ll have vans to shuttle to Grand Ave where the canoes will be waiting. We’ll float down to S.16th St, unload the trash from the canoes into a waiting dumpster, and then shuttle back to City Hall where there will be deli sandwiches for lunch and where you can use the restroom. It’s a short stretch of river so we should be done by 1pm.
Thank you tho all who have registered! Registration is now closed.
Conditions are looking favorable for a canoe-based cleanup of Ioway Creek on Saturday!
If you have registered, please let our Water Quality Specialist Dan Haug (email@example.com) know if you’d prefer to stay on land–there are spots where we could still use your help. Otherwise, we’ll make sure to have enough boats and life jackets for everyone to go two-to-a-canoe.
Last year we hauled out 14 tires and 1,560 pounds of other trash including 3 shopping carts, a tent, and two bicycles. Assembling the tools, canoes, food, and people was a collaborative effort involving Prairie Rivers of Iowa, the City of Ames, Story County Conservation, the Skunk River Paddlers, and the Outdoor Alliance of Story County. A few people got wet, everyone got dirty and muscles were sore, but we all had a good time!