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Updated Polk County Service Modifications And Closures (04-01-2020)

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 23 2020 — To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public the following closures and service modifications will be effective beginning 8:00 am on March 18, 2020 until further notice.

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4/10/2020

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Polk County Health

Thanks @UnityPointDSM for great mask tips! #wearyourmask

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8/4/2020

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. This is a morning of adventure and discovery with curiosity being the most important ingredient.

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8/5/2020

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Polk County Health

It is BEAUTIFUL today! Enjoy the outdoors and maintain #socialdistance.

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8/3/2020

Jester Park Nature Center Closed Until Further Notice
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Jester Park Nature Center Closed Until Further Notice

The Jester Park Nature Center will remain closed until further notice to align with Polk County’s COVID public facility operations plan. However, the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center is open due to the open air nature of this facility.

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8/4/2020

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, 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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8/6/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Active only - Democrats - 130,354 Republicans - 82,499 No Party - 82,589 Other - 2,679

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8/2/2020

Controlled Bowhunt Application & Information
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Controlled Bowhunt Application & Information

This fall, special use permits allowing bowhunters to participate in a controlled bowhunt for antlerless deer will be issued by the organizations listed at the bottom of this information.

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8/4/2020

Summer Skills - Archery
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Summer Skills - Archery

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to archery. We'll focus on form and safety along with eye dominance, safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.

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8/6/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

August 1, 2020 Polk County Voter Registration (Active and Inactive) Democrats - 137,922 Republicans - 87,313 No Party - 89,461 Other - 3,013

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8/2/2020

Public Works News
Railroad Improvements Detour Route - NE 126th Avenue, Elkhart, IA

Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th. Click on "read more" to view the detour map route.

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8/4/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike
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Wild Night Life & Hike

Join us as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.

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8/7/2020

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Polk County Health

If you are out and about this weekend, #wearyourmask. And don't forget to #socialdistance!

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7/31/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 8-4-2020

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8/4/2020

Insect Hunt
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Insect Hunt

From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collections and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.

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8/8/2020

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Polk County Health

We ❤️ a sweet repeat...🎼Will #COVID19 ever stop? Yo, we don’t know...just keep washing your hands before you go...🎼

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7/30/2020

Election News
SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION - Tuesday, September 8th

Special School Elections Tuesday, September 8th Bondurant-Farrar, Collins-Maxwell, Saydel, and SE Polk School Districts

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8/3/2020

Mystery Cave-Bily Clocks 2-day Bus Tour - CANCELLED
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Mystery Cave-Bily Clocks 2-day Bus Tour - CANCELLED

The two-day adventure begins with a tour of the famous Spam Museum in Austin, MN followed by a stop at Mystery Cave in Forestville. After that we'll travel to Decorah to visit historic sites there and end our trip at the Bily Clock Museum in Spillville, Iowa.

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8/11/2020