Park Water Service on Through 10/27
Water service to campgrounds, restrooms, and showerhouses will remain on through October 27th. Following 10/27, weather conditions and temperatures will be moni…
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 …
September - December Nature News
The September - December 2014 Nature News newsletter has been released. Inside, it shares information and photos about current projects and upcoming programs. C…
Saturday, October 25, 2014Walk for Wildlife
Enjoy a family walk through the park or extend your trip with a 5 or 10-kilometer Volkssport walk. You can also try geocaching along your walk, GPS units will be available. Girl Scouts of America are also invited to take part in the day, there will be a number of badge requirement activities availab...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014Nature Friends - Going Batty
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. The program is sponsored by Des Moines Izaak Walton League and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Fee $7, ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014Going Batty
Are they blind? Do they really suck blood and turn into vampires? Come learn the truth about this “grossly” misunderstood animal. Learn how to deal with them when they become an unwanted houseguest and find out what you can do to help protect this beneficial species.
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