Ames Nowell cleanup scheduled for April 30

Fans of Ames Nowell State Park can help spruce it up as part of a scheduled cleanup day on April 30 between 10 a.m. and noon.

The cleanup is being coordinated by the Ames Nowell State Park Master Plan Committee, which is finalizing a strategy to bring short and long term improvements to the 600-acre public park.

April 30 is also Town Election Day. The committee intentionally scheduled the cleanup on the same day to give civic-minded residents another opportunity to give back to the community.

Cleanup tasks will include beautifying the main entrance and ranger building; removing branches from trails; cutting back brush along the pond shoreline; cleaning out the dam spillway; and trimming overgrowth along waking trails.

Volunteers should gather near the park’s main entrance off Linwood Street to receive tasks. Because the state park has many environmentally sensitive areas, volunteers are asked to only perform work in designated areas. All ages are welcome.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, rakes, and hand shears. No gas-powered equipment is allowed.

Anyone with questions can email

DISCLOSURE: The author of this article is chairman of the Ames Nowell Master Plan Committee


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