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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

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

If you are out and about this weekend, wear your mask. And don't forget to social distance! #wearyourmask

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7/11/2020

Niobara River Kayak Trip - CANCELLED
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Niobara River Kayak Trip - CANCELLED

Join us on this five-day adventure to the sandhills of Nebraska. We’ll paddle for two days and camp three nights along the banks of the Niobrara River. We’ll spend the third day visiting Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and Ashfall Fossil Beds.

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7/13/2020

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PolkCo IA Treasurer

The drop box is safe to handle business. Continue to watch our website for updates https://t.co/it8hdgUD91

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7/11/2020

Canoes Rentals at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt are Currently Suspended Due to Low Water
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Canoes Rentals at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt are Currently Suspended Due to Low Water

CANOE RENTALS AT CHICHAQUA ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL WATER LEVELS ARE BACK UP

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7/11/2020

Mammal Mania Camp
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Mammal Mania Camp

Learn what animals like rabbits, squirrels, foxes have in common, and what makes animals with fur unique. We’ll take a look at their homes, tracks and more!

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7/13/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Have you moved recently? Please make sure that you update your registration as we want to make sure that you receive an absentee ballot request. https://t.co/9Fw8PHv4Rs https://t.co/vtvyvar8Pd

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7/10/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 7-10-2020

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7/10/2020

Sunset Yoga
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Sunset Yoga

Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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7/13/2020

Election News
2020 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION - Tuesday, November 3

2020 Presidential General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Absentee Ballot Requests will be sent to all Registered Voters in Polk County Iowa.

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7/9/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Mail has been very, very steady this week with absentee ballot requests from voters.

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7/10/2020

Nature's Story Hour
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Nature's Story Hour

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist from PCC.  Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.

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7/15/2020

COVID-19 Operations Update
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COVID-19 Operations Update

UPDATE: JULY 9, 2020 | Parks, trails, and campgrounds are open! Read below for the most up-to-date COVID-19 notifications.

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7/9/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

We will prefill some of the form, highlighting the portions that voters will need to fill out

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7/10/2020

Survival Camp
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Survival Camp

Set your kid’s imagination and adventurous spirit free as they learn about the natural environment and important survival skills. Activities range from plant i.d., animal tracking, fire and shelter building. Campers will forage for and cook their own lunch.

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7/16/2020

Mural Makes Rivers Come Alive at Jester Park
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Mural Makes Rivers Come Alive at Jester Park

Art has the power to inspire us in times of adversity, & the ability to teach our society that even in times of ugliness, beauty is still all around. Retired West Des Moines Art Teacher, Jan Hutchison, saw a need & was inspired to give back during this difficult time...

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7/9/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

First day of in person voting, which also the first day County Auditors can place ballots in the mail is October 5, 2020.

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7/10/2020

Princess Adventures - Butterflies
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Princess Adventures - Butterflies

Do you know a little girl who loves princesses? Want to encourage her to dress up AND have fun exploring the outdoors at the same time? Girls, ages 4-6, are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them).

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7/16/2020