Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful (KWHB), an affiliate of Keep Iowa Beautiful, is a committee of volunteers from the community that works with the city on beautifying Windsor Heights. Activities include:
Maintaining the two garden beds along the circle drive at Colby Park
Sponsoring an April litter cleanup of major streets and the bike trail
Providing a June Garden Tour in even numbered years
Holding a June Plant Exchange
Members also take turns maintaining two garden beds at Colby Park and participate in the Spring Litter Cleanup and Plant Exchange.
You can volunteer without being a member of the committee. For example:
Help pick up litter during the Spring Litter Cleanup
Offer to have your yard on the Garden Tour
Donate plants for the Plant Exchange
Donate financially (Make checks payable to Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful in care of Windsor Heights City Hall, 1145 66th St., Suite 1, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Spring Litter Clean Up
Our focus is on Colby Park, trails, and major streets. Bring along neighbors, friends, groups or anyone who cares about our city and making a difference in our community. Children are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult who will guide them as we pick up litter.
Windsor Heights Garden Tour
The next Garden Tour is TBD. There is no charge for the Garden Tour. Instead, visitors are asked to consider a free-will donation. Money raised helps buy plants and other items for the two garden beds along the circle drive at Colby Park. Brochures can be picked up at the Colby Park Butterfly Garden on the day of the tour. Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful sponsors a Garden Tour in even-numbered years.
Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful will host an annual Plant Exchange at a yet-to-be-determined date. The committee and members of the community are welcome to bring their extra outdoor plants in pots or plastic bags and exchange them for free plants to add to their yards. Experienced Windsor Heights gardeners are at the plant table to answer questions about growing flowers, vegetables, and native plants.