Join Frog Creek cleanup in Pattee Park Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Join students from Drake University and volunteers from Perry Saturday at 10 a.m. to pick up debris along Frog Creek. The plaque on the Warford Street bridge over the creek shows the age of the structure.

Want to lend a hand in restoring Frog Creek? Then grab your hip waders, and grab a friend, and join with Drake University students as they walk the creek and remove trash and other debris starting at 10 a.m. today.

The Drake students of environmental science and policy are leading the Frog Creek Restoration Project. An important first step in the restoration process is removing accumulated debris in the southern area of the creek.

“Drake students need as many volunteers as possible to make our stream clean and beautiful,” said John Anderson, director of the McCreary Community Building and the Perry Parks and Recreation Department. Anderson and McCreary Recreation Coordinator Becky Towers will be joined by other volunteers from Perry  to lend a hand in the Saturday morning cleanup.

Anderson said volunteers will meet in Pattee Park at 10 a.m. in the parking lot south of the tennis courts. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, he said, and volunteers will be split up into groups and walk the creek to the north and south.

For more information on Saturday’s volunteer cleanup, call Anderson at 515-465-5621 or email at john.anderson@perryia.org.

Drake University environmental science and policy students Kathleen Knox, left, Devon Piersma, center, and Davis Horton will be on hand Saturday to cleanup Frog Creek. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Pattee Park tennis courts at 10 a.m.
Drake University environmental science and policy students Kathleen Knox, left, Devon Piersma, center, and Davis Horton will be on hand Saturday to cleanup Frog Creek. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Pattee Park tennis courts at 10 a.m.

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