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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.
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.
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
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”.
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
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.
Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest. Come and go per your desired hours.
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
Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.
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!
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.
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
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.