The County Park at the entrance of Elkader is getting spruced up along the Turkey River! The Clayton County Conservation Group welcomes anybody and everybody to stop by and help them plant new river plants along the river to make the bank beautiful again, and also to help stabilize the river bank in the park. Before you go, make sure you're prepared to get down and dirty!
Bring a shovel, a pair of gloves, and your generosity (maybe a pair of scissors, too!) and help out, even if it's just for an hour. We also advise you bring work clothes and sturdy work shoes, and don't forget the sunscreen! Local and county-wide citizens are offering their hands to help these little guys find their home, come join in on the fun! They need your warm hands to find their new home along the river. These little guys will do a lot of good, but they can't plant themselves!
Please, if you have a free hour, strap on your work boots, go to the County Park, and speak to Jenna Pollock of the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network; she'll let you know where you can get to work! There's still plenty of plants (over 5,000 plant plugs!) and river bank space, so don't worry about not being able to find a spot to help out! These plants will stabilize the river bank at the Turkey River Park, which is beneficial to maintaining the structure of the river bank, but also to keep the bank safe.
Keep calm and plant on!
Written by Jayna Felder| Photo credit to Clayton County Development Group