Polk

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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.

5 Points of Progress

Polk County Promoted
Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

Beginning Monday, August 9 Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

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8/6/2021

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

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Polk County takes pride in offering a healthy work/life balance for our 1,500 employees. Many of our employees are involved in other ways in service to our community outside of work. Watch how one employees love of dogs has 'gone to the dogs.' https://t.co/pHwyLT14nm

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12/1/2021

Homeschool - A Forest's Feelings
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Homeschool - A Forest's Feelings

Can trees talk and feel just like humans? Find out during this interactive story time and short nature hike through our pine forest.

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12/3/2021

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Polk County Health

#WorldAidsDay2021 is an opportunity for every community and each individual to help move the nation closer to an HIV-free generation.

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12/1/2021

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue

Plants provide our most basic resources, from food, clothes, medicine, shelter and more. In this presentation, learn about plants and the amazing resources they provide through the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s collections.

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12/7/2021

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Polk County Health

Everyone ages 18 and older should get a #boostershot either when they are 6 months after their initial #Pfizer or #Moderna series or 2 months after initial #J&J vaccine. Schedule your appointment at https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs

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12/1/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 12-2-2021

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12/2/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park
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VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff in November removing invasive plant species invading our woodlands.

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12/8/2021

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Polk County Health

Worried if you were exposed to #COVID19 at Thanksgiving? Here's what to do ⬇️

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11/30/2021

New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers
Senior Services News
New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers

Full-Time Senior Centers re-open by reservation only.

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11/30/2021

Story Tellabration - Hibernation Station
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Story Tellabration - Hibernation Station

Join storyteller, Carmen Epstein, for a fun, interactive tale tailored toward children ages 2 to 6 that explores the wonders of the outdoors. During each program, participants enjoy interactive stories and an activity.

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12/8/2021

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Polk County Treasurer (IA)

⌛Need to make an in-person visit, but don't have an appointment? View current wait times online for all walk-in services before coming in! Visit: https://t.co/f9EBSF4lck for real time updates.

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11/29/2021

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

December 2021

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11/30/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/10/2021

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Polk County Health

We are partnering with Des Moines Refugee Support for Santa's Ride. See you this Saturday!

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11/29/2021

Senior Services News
News You Can Use

Nutrition Education with Seniors

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11/30/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/10/2021