ALERT: Construction will begin on Hitchcock Nature Center's main entrance starting July 12th. Expect limited access to trails and temporary park closures during this time.

Litter Busters

Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00am to 1:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

All Ages


In honor of the Dump Busters, whose hard work and perseverance made Hitchcock Nature Center possible, we are inviting the public to come out and bust some litter. Join us at the park on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & help us clean-up the park.

Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center between 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. on April 24th, check in to receive your trash collection materials then head out into the park for some litter pickup action. Participants collecting trash are admitted to the park for free & will be entered into a drawing to win a free stay in one of Hitchcock Nature Center's camping cabins.

This event is open to participants of all ages & there is no fee or pre-registration. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves, bags, & other items that may help with their clean up efforts. Gloves and bags will also be available at check in.

Please note, this event will include travel over uneven surfaces but distance & pacing is entirely up to each participant. Strollers are not recommended if you plan to take to the trails in search of trash to collect. Please dress for the weather. Please wear closed toe shoes & bring along water, sunblock, & insect repellent to make your visit more enjoyable. 

Due to COVID-19 the format of this program has been adjusted. 

  • 6-foot distance will be maintained between individuals/family groups
  • This event will be held primarily outdoors
  • Masks required while inside and recommended when distancing is impossible outside
  • Staff will wear masks when 6-foot distance is not possible or indoors
  • Participants must sign a participation waiver upon arrival

Well behaved dogs may accompany their owners but they must be leashed at all times & owners must pick up and carry out their pet waste.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. 


2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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