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Easter Lake Life Jacket Loan Program

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Keep it fun and safe out on the water this summer! Opening Memorial Weekend, life jackets will be available at the Easter Lake Beach. The public is welcome to use the jackets and return them when finished.

This program is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.

Iowa Water Quality Legislation

Monday, April 27, 2015

Today would be a great day to let your local legislators know how important conservation and water quality is to your community and to the state of Iowa. Right now, your legislators are making critical funding decisions that will impact our lakes, streams, rivers, trails, parks, open space, and wildlife areas for your children and grandchildren.

Polk County has witnessed firsthand how increased funding dedicated to conservation can generate significant impacts. In just two years, more than 650 acres of land has been preserved, water quality and watershed improvements have taken shape in five parks and greenbelts, ten new miles of natural and paved trails now provide enhanced health and recreation opportunities, and multiple new park features such as rental cabins, an electric campground, a wildlife overlook, rain gardens, and fishing piers have all been made possible through the Polk County Water and Land Legacy bond referendum that passed in 2012. We are preparing for many more success stories over the life of this bond!   

Protecting our natural resources is too important to put off – now is the time. Find contact information for your local legislator at www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators.    

2015 Camping Season

Monday, April 13, 2015

Campgrounds are now open for the 2015 season. Water services to all parks and campgrounds will be turned on by Wednesday, April 15th.

May - August 2015 Nature News Just Released!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Click here to view the newly released May - August 2015 Nature News newsletter. This newsletter highlights the latest Conservation news, events, and stories.

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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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