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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
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Polk County Health

Thanks to our friends @PolkHealth for sharing how #COVID19 impacts individuals with #disabilities.

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8/10/2020

Atl Atl and Artifacts
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Atl Atl and Artifacts

Learn more about Native American culture as we discuss authentic and rare artifacts found throughout the park. Learn how to throw and atlatl, a tool used for hunting game.

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8/12/2020

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The offices remain open. However it's online only or over the phone. M-F 8 to 5. https://t.co/lUE2z5lSz0

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8/9/2020

Derecho Wind Storm Creates Hazards in Parks & Trails
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Derecho Wind Storm Creates Hazards in Parks & Trails

The Derecho wind storm that blew through the state of Iowa on Monday, August 10th, left behind a substantial amount of debris in our parks and on our trails.

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8/11/2020

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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8/12/2020

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Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

NOW HIRING - Learn more at https://t.co/v38o50qeWa. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the positions of Deputy Sheriff and Detention Officer.

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8/7/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 8-10-2020

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8/11/2020

Meteor Shower Watch
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Meteor Shower Watch

Come learn all about asteroids, meteors, and meteorites! Plan to spend your time gazing up at the night sky for the Perseid meteor shower as well as the moon and any stars out this night.

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8/12/2020

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Polk County Health

Continue to do your part and #socialdistance when you are in public settings!

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8/7/2020

Public Works News
PUBLIC WORKS BEGINS DEBRIS REMOVAL - UNINCORPORATED RESIDENTS BE ADVISED

The Polk County Public Works Department wishes to announce that they will pick up tree limbs, branches and shrubs downed by Monday’s severe weather for residents in the unincorporated areas of Polk County. Click on "read more" for more information.

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8/11/2020

Summer Skills - Survival Hike
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Summer Skills - Survival Hike

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they take your child on a survival hike. Youth will learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.

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8/13/2020

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Polk County Health

It's otterly ridiculous if you're not washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water every time! #washyourdanghands

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8/6/2020

All Parks and Trails Temporarily Closed
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All Parks and Trails Temporarily Closed

ALL parks and trails are closed until tree damage can be removed and power can be restored.

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8/10/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike
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Wild Night Life & Hike

Join us as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.

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8/13/2020

AJ Mumm
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Be prepared for a tornado. Follow these safety tips: #Tornado #SafetyFirst

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8/6/2020

Public Works News
UPDATE TO ROAD CLOSURE - NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive was RE-OPENED to traffic on 8/10/20

Please be advised that NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street was RE-OPENED to traffic this morning.

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8/10/2020

Catch It, Cook It, Clean It
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Catch It, Cook It, Clean It

Come learn the basics of fishing, how to clean fish, and then how to cook fish. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.

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8/15/2020