Polk

It’s about the people.

Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.

5 Points of Progress

Polk County Announces Vaccine Lottery Program
Board of Supervisors Promoted
Polk County Announces Vaccine Lottery Program

Polk County Vaccine Lottery Program

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6/15/2021

Polk County Promoted
Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

June 14th, Des Moines Water Works will begin implementing Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water.

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6/14/2021

Polk County Iowa
Polk County Iowa
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Polk County Iowa

2 free state fair tickets and 2 state fair food items with first and second COVID-19 vaccines. Going on now, Tuesday 4-7p at Polk County Health Dept. 1907 Carpenter Ave. walk-thru and drive-thru. Plus win prizes from Star 102.5

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8/3/2021

Noisy Nature Camp
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Noisy Nature Camp

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of us exploring nature and its many sounds! Join us as we listen and create our own sounds using materials we find in nature.

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8/4/2021

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Polk County Iowa

Take a moment to watch this news conference regarding the move to high alert for COVID-19 transmission surge in Polk County. https://t.co/l27funXW6D

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8/2/2021

Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change
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Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change

Come learn about some of the extreme weather events that Iowa faces, from crazy tornados to freezing winters. We will learn about and see how these weather events form, and what they do to our landscape.

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8/4/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

TOMORROW! 4 PM-7 PM!

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8/2/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 08-03-2021

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8/3/2021

Nature Playdate
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Nature Playdate

Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. We may be hiking, discovering life in a log or playing in the creek.

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8/4/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

August 2021 Voter Registration Polk County Active/Inactive Democrats: 136,769 Republicans: 88,868 No Party: 96,781 Other: 3,676 Total: 326,094

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8/2/2021

Election News
HD37 Special Election 09-14-21

Special Election for House District 37

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8/3/2021

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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8/5/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

August 2021 Voter Registration Polk County Active Only Democrats: 119,117 Republicans: 79,712 No Party: 77,272 Other: 2,851 Total: 278,952

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8/2/2021

Election News
2021 Polk County City/School Election

2021 Polk County City/School Election

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8/3/2021

Shinrin-Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Retreat
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Shinrin-Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Retreat

Enjoy a day of Shinrin Yoku and outdoor adventure nature immersion with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine Physician and author of “The Outdoor Adventure’s Guide to Forest Bathing”.

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8/6/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

DON'T FORGET! If you receive a 1st or 2nd dose COVID-19 vaccine at PCHD, you will get 2 FREE tickets to the 2021 Iowa State Fair!! 🎡

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7/30/2021

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

August 2021

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8/2/2021

VTO Restoration Days Chichaqua
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VTO Restoration Days Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff with a variety of projects such as habitat restoration, invasive species removal, and trail maintenance throughout our park and trail system.

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8/6/2021