2024 Iowa Project AWARE Shuttle Schedule

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The use of Iowa Project AWARE shuttle services is not required. Due to the high volume of volunteers, support vehicles, and equipment necessary for the event, parking availability at sites along the AWARE route is exceedingly limited. Therefore, the use of personal vehicles on AWARE is strongly discouraged. If personal vehicles are necessary, carpooling amongst volunteers is strongly recommended wherever possible. If the following shuttle schedules do not accommodate your needs, you must make your own arrangements.


N-Compass, Inc., Mount Pleasant High School, Grand View University, or any other cooperating agency, organization, or individual are not responsible for lost, stolen, or vandalized items, damage from tree limbs, storms, natural and/or environmental damages, or other acts of God. If you choose to leave your vehicle somewhere, you choose to do so at your own risk.


Two shuttle locations will be available for Iowa Project AWARE volunteers on Sunday, July 7.  

  • Des Moines Area Shuttle – Shuttle leaves at 10:30 am
    • Meet Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 am at Grand View University (parking lot is highlighted in green on map on page 2).
    • Shuttle will return to Des Moines Friday afternoon, July 12.
  • Mount Pleasant Area Shuttle – Shuttle leaves at 12:30 pm
    • Meet Sunday, July 7, at 12:00 pm at Mount Pleasant High School (map on page 3) 
    • Shuttle will return to Mt. Pleasant Friday afternoon, July 12. 

DAILY SHUTTLE SERVICE – FreeDaily shuttle departs daily 30 minutes after bus delivers volunteers from the river to the campground.

Due to the exceedingly limited parking availability at sites along the AWARE route, the use and daily shuttling of personal vehicles on Iowa Project AWARE is strongly discouraged. This shuttle service will take participants back to the previous night’s camping location only. The daily shuttle is needed Wednesday, July 10 only. Pre-registration for daily shuttles is not available – to use a shuttle you must sign up onsite.  


  • Daily shuttle will be necessary only Wednesday, July 10 as we will move camps. 
  • To join the AWARE group during the week, arrive at the following locations by 7:00am:
    • Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10 – Arrive at Lake Darling State Park (Brighton) by 7:00am. If you are leaving a personal vehicle, please park it in the Designated Parking Area.
    • Thursday-Friday, July 11-12 – Arrive at Water Works Area Oakland Mills Park (Mt Pleasant) by 7:00am. If you are leaving a personal vehicle, please park it in the Designated Parking Area.