NOG Announces May 5 Quarterly Meeting Speaker

Mark your calendar for May 5th and join us for the North of Grand Neighborhood Association Quarterly meeting. Joel Van Roekel from Des Moines Park & Recreation will be our guest speaker.

Joel Van Roekel

Joel Van Roekel

Joel is our neighborhood liaison to Des Moines Park & Recreation where he works as Supervisor of Environmental Education. In his job, Joel creates opportunities in our city parks that promote education about our natural environment and wildlife. He keeps busy organizing snowshoe hikes, teaching about native species of plants for your flower garden, or conducting a birdhouse building workshop. For information on all DM Park & Rec activities, visit, or watch for Joe’s “Did You Know?” posts on the DM Park & Rec Facebook page.

Joel can be reached at (515) 283-4294.

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