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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.
Polk County Vaccine Lottery Program
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
August 2021 Voter Registration Polk County Active/Inactive Democrats: 136,769 Republicans: 88,868 No Party: 96,781 Other: 3,676 Total: 326,094
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.
August 2021 Voter Registration Polk County Active Only Democrats: 119,117 Republicans: 79,712 No Party: 77,272 Other: 2,851 Total: 278,952
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”.
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!! 🎡
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.