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Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide
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Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide

We are starting to apply herbicide in various parks to slow the spread of the invasive species, Garlic Mustard.

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5/3/2022

Covid-19 Updates & Operations
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Covid-19 Updates & Operations

UPDATE: 2/28/2022 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health...

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2/28/2022

Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins
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Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins

We are excited to announce that construction for the Trestle to Trestle Bridge replacement has begun. This bridge is the connector between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines and a key element of the very popular urban Trestle to Trestle Trail.

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2/14/2022

Kalona "A Step Back in Time" Bus Trip
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Kalona "A Step Back in Time" Bus Trip

Step back in time as we visit the Amish and Mennonite community of Kalona.

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5/18/2022

Restoration Days - Woodlands
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Restoration Days - Woodlands

Volunteer with Polk County Conservation to continue efforts to restore native habitat & woodlands through invasive species removal.

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5/18/2022

Restoration Days - Woodlands
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Restoration Days - Woodlands

Volunteer with Polk County Conservation to continue efforts to restore native habitat & woodlands through invasive species removal.

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5/18/2022

Prescribed Burning Season
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Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn has begun in Polk County Conservation’s parks and trails. Natural resource crews will be conducting prescribed burning as weather allows from March 28 – May 15.

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3/29/2022

Great Garlic Mustard Pesto Fest
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Great Garlic Mustard Pesto Fest

Join us to remove garlic mustard and turn this invasive plant into a delicious sauce for your culinary creations!

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5/21/2022

More Campsites are Now Available for Advanced Online Reservations
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More Campsites are Now Available for Advanced Online Reservations

Polk County Conservation now offers 126 campsites for advanced reservations via MyCountyParks.com.

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1/13/2022

Volunteer Mornings in the Garden
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Volunteer Mornings in the Garden

Come lend a hand and learn tricks of the trade for spring garden maintenance to set our native plant gardens up for success!

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5/24/2022

Great Western Trail Tunnel
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Great Western Trail Tunnel

Polk County Conservation was approached by the City of West Des Moines with plans to realign SE County Line Rd. The plans provide a tunnel for the Great Western Trail under the proposed new SE County Line Rd. alignment.

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11/22/2021

Volunteer Evenings in the Garden
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Volunteer Evenings in the Garden

Come lend a hand and learn tricks of the trade for spring garden maintenance to set our native plant gardens up for success!

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5/24/2022