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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 Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Schedule your STD test today at PCHD!

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8/4/2021

Toddler Tales
Conservation Events
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
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Jamie Fitzgerald

2021 Polk County City/School Election Information can now be accessed all in one place. Signature requirements, when and where to file along with candidate guides can be found here: https://t.co/XsxBbcS1pT

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8/4/2021

Shinrin-Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Retreat - CANCELLED
Conservation Events
Shinrin-Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Retreat - CANCELLED

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

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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

Oralabor Gateway Trail Closure & Reroute
Conservation News
Oralabor Gateway Trail Closure & Reroute

UPDATE: August 5, 2021 | Oralabor Gateway Trail from Oralabor to NW 70th Street will be closed thru Fall 2021. This closure is due to the road widening of NW 26th project.

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8/5/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua
Conservation Events
VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest. Come and go per your desired hours.

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8/6/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

We have read online that the Governor has issued a proclamation setting the House District 37 special election for September 14, 2021. https://t.co/eb5MfjAYJA

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8/3/2021

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

As of 08-04-2021

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8/4/2021

Wild Night Life & Hike
Conservation Events
Wild Night Life & Hike

Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.

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8/6/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

As the Delta variant continues to spread and vaccination rates remain low in certain areas, CDC now recommends that all individuals vaccinated OR unvaccinated wear masks indoors. If you haven't gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, NOW is the time!

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8/3/2021

Election News
HD37 Special Election 09-14-21

Special Election for House District 37

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8/3/2021

Plein Air - Intro to Watercolor Class
Conservation Events
Plein Air - Intro to Watercolor Class

We will start with the basics, discussing paints, brushes, paper, and technique before moving on to painting our first work of art. Plein air is a term used for painting in the outdoors. This class will take place outside and participants will be appropriately distanced.

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8/7/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

Urbandale city candidates will file their papers with the Urbandale city clerk. Ankeny, Bondurant and Johnston city candidates will file at the Polk County Election Office - 120 2nd Av in Des Moines. We will not officially know if a primary is needed until the filing deadline

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8/3/2021

Election News
2021 Polk County City/School Election

2021 Polk County City/School Election

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8/3/2021

Nature Friends
Conservation Events
Nature Friends

Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time and exploration. Snacks are provided.

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8/9/2021