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

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Recently, we asked PCHD staff why they decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Why did YOU get vaccinated?

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4/9/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 4-9-2021

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4/9/2021

Spring Hike
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Spring Hike

Join a naturalist on a lovely spring day for a walk in the woods. We’ll take a leisurely stroll through the park and identify and discuss some of Iowa’s native woodland wildflowers.

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4/17/2021

Senior Services News
April Congregate Meal Menu

Meals will continue to be provided to interested and registered congregate meal participants from 11am to 1pm in a “drive-through” system in the parking lots of the following centers: Norwoodville, South, East, North, Northwest, West, Central, Ankeny, Grimes Meals can be reserved for future days by calling the selected site or at the time of picking up a meal.

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4/1/2021

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Polk County Health

First dose appointments will be opened today at noon. All individuals (16 years and up) are eligible. Visit https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs

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4/9/2021

Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
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Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing

Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens or Brandy Case Haub, certified forest guides. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.

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4/18/2021

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

April 2021

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4/1/2021

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

IMPORTANT: First dose appointment updates. These appointments open today at noon and will take place next week (April 12-16). These appointments are open to all individuals (16 and up).

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4/9/2021

Hike for Health
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Hike for Health

Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.

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4/19/2021

Public Works News
2021 Weed Commission Season

The 2021 Weed Commission season will begin on May 3, 2021. Please send inquires to weedcommission@polkcountyiowa.gov

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3/30/2021

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Polk County Health

RT @ridedart: Happy National Public Health Week, @polkcohealth! Thank you for all that you do for our community. #NPHW https://t.co/RsUe2SO…

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4/8/2021

Nature Journaling
Conservation Events
Nature Journaling

Come learn how mindful observation of nature’s order can deepen our understanding of the self. We will learn to utilize nature journaling to connect with ourselves to build awareness of our life story thru natural metaphors in the wild. Kenlyn Gordan will be leading the group.

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4/20/2021

Fourmile Creek Greenway Virtual Public Meeting | April 8, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Conservation News
Fourmile Creek Greenway Virtual Public Meeting | April 8, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

Polk County Conservation will be holding a public meeting with updates on the progress of the Fourmile Creek Greenway. During this virtual meeting we will talk about various topics such as road removals, natural resource restoration, and planned recreational amenities.

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3/24/2021

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Polk County Health

Rain or shine, our PCHD staff and @DesMoinesUniv students continue to vaccinate our community one shot at a time! 💉😷

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4/8/2021

Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night
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Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night with fire. We’ll share some tips and tricks of fire building, so you can show off your new skill as a pro firestarter at your next camp, cookout, or bonfire.

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4/20/2021

Veteran Affairs News
Mobile Food Pantry for Veterans

April 13th 11:30am-1pm

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3/23/2021

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Polk County Health

21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna

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4/8/2021

Nature Metaphors
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Nature Metaphors

Learn about our own life story through natural metaphors in the wild. Explore the art of metaphor to assist in truly seeing oneself clearly. Nature displays this so readily if we only observe it. What’s your nature metaphor? Come and discover it in this Rooted in Nature program.

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4/24/2021