Polk County Conservation

Visit your Polk County family of parks to see winter at its finest.

Wells Fargo volunteers lending a hand in our county parks. Check the calendar of events for upcoming volunteer field days and events.

Book that perfect winter retreat at the Jester Park cabins! Make your cabin reservations today at www.mycountyparks.com.

Park improvements are taking place throughout the county. Keep up-to-date on all projects under the Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond link.

Check out the PCC calendar of events for a variety of activities and programs this winter!

The Polk County Conservation Board’s mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.

Leading You Outdoors

News & Announcements

INFH Releases Android Version of "Iowa By Trails" App

Go find your adventure today! In an effort to foster connections between trail users and the land they traverse, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation created an…

Easter Lake Watershed Restoration Public Meeting

A public meeting about the Easter Lake Watershed Restoration project has been scheduled for February 4, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Southside Senior Cent…

Firewood Permits Available to the Public

Polk County Conservation issues permits to cizitens interested in harvesting firewood on county-owned property. These permits allow the cutting of standing timb…

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015Cross-Country Ski Basics- Canceled

This class has been canceled due to lack of snow. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline i...

Sunday, February 01, 2015Hog Wild Winter Hike

Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter. We’ll discuss how the groundhog is a master of hibernation and even get the chance to see how good we are at surviving hibernation.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015OWLS - J.Sterling Morton

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester P...

Tuesday, February 03, 2015Mammals of Iowa

From big to small, mammals are an amazing group of animals. Join us as we learn about Iowa’s mammals, including where they live and what they eat.

Sunday, February 08, 2015Carney Marsh Restoration

A crew of DMACC Environmental Science students and staff have committed to volunteering one Sunday each month at Carney Marsh. Be a part of this restoration effort by coming along. We will be removing undergrowth and invasive species. No experience is necessary, and equipment is provided. Dress for ...

Sunday, February 08, 2015Ice Fishing Clinic

Come and learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Anyone over the age of 16 will need a valid fishing license. Bait and poles will be provided. Bring something to sit on and dress warmly.

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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