OCTOBER 9, 10, & 11

Des Moines County Conservation will be hosting a volunteer “Barn Painting Party” on October 9th 10th &11th at Starr’s Cave Nature Center.  We will be recruiting volunteers from all over the county to help scrape, prime, and paint Burlington’s iconic Starr’s Cave Nature Center. We will be painting the Nature Center from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on October 9th, 10th, 11th. Lunch and painting supplies will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to stop out at their convenience to lend a hand.

Starr’s Cave Nature Center sits on roughly 200 acres of nature preserve and is the hub of the Des Moines County Conservation Environmental Education programs. The Nature Center itself was built in 1877 as a dairy barn, and is one of the only buildings still standing from the original Starr family homestead. Renovations in the 1980s transformed the barn into what it is today. This last fiscal year, DMCC staff presented over 318 educational programs to over 15,243 individuals in Des Moines County. Starr’s Cave Nature Center is visited by thousands of visitors every year. During the last year nature center staff documented over 10,000 casual contacts.

Des Moines County Conservation needs volunteers to help scrape, prime, and paint Starr’s Cave Nature Center on October 9, 10, & 11 from 9 AM – 5 PM. Volunteers are welcome to stop out and help at their leisure, materials, supplies, and lunch will be provided.  Starr’s Cave Nature Center is located at 11627 Starr’s Cave Rd. Burlington, IA 52601. For more information contact Kent Rector at (319) 753-5808.

Kent Rector, Environmental Education Coordinator, Starr’s Cave Nature Center, 11627 Starr’s Cave Rd, Burlington, IA 52601, Office: (319) 753-5808, Cell: (319) 768-8057

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