Polk County Conservation

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

Polk County Conservation offers many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups alike. Check our calendar of events for upcoming field days and events.

New firewood regulations have been implemented in our parks. See our Firewood Quick Link below.

Make your cabin reservations today! Visit www.mycountyparks.com for further details.

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 fall!

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

Utility Work Impacts Great Western Trail in Early November

A contractor will be installing utilities under the Great Western Trail at the Alluvion site (That is the name of the new Microsoft facility on Pine Ave at the …

Easter Lake Park Covered Bridge Receives Facelift

The historic covered bridge that sits on the south side of Easter Lake Park is undergoing some restoration work. The bridge will be closed to the public from Oc…

Park Water Shut-off the Week of 10/27

Water service to campgrounds, restrooms, and showerhouses will be shut off during the week of October 27th. Camping is permitted through November 30, despite th…

Great Western Trail Information

An information packet about the Great Western Trail that was presented as "information only" to the Polk County Conservation Board during their monthly meeting …

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 05, 2014OWLS - Bird Conservation in Northeast Iowa

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...

Wednesday, November 05, 2014Bird Conservation in Northeast Iowa

For the past 33 years, Jon Stravers, Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge - Bird Conservation Coordinator, has specialized in monitoring Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles and Cerulean Warblers along the Mississippi River. He’ll share his finding, stories and pictures of these fascinating bi...

Thursday, November 06, 2014PCC Book Worms

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Saturday, November 08, 2014Rain Barrel Workshop

A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. It could be a great gift to give this holiday season. All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home ...

Sunday, November 09, 2014Wilderness Symposium

What is your wild place? A backcountry ranger, a wildlife biologist, and a naturalist/musician will share their wilderness stories. Come share your special wilderness area and what wilderness means to you. Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act! 2:30 Wilderness & Wildnes...

Thursday, November 13, 2014Archery Basics

This class will focus on form and safety, giving students basics that will get them safely shooting, and offer a general feel for archery. The class will cover eye dominance, archery safety rules,  range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques -”basic steps” using a compoun...

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
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

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

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