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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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6/10/2022

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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6/10/2022

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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6/10/2022

Junior Horse Adventures Camp
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Junior Horse Adventures Camp

Our youngest campers (5-7) can join us for a fun-filled week of summer camp at Jester Park Equestrian Center! Enjoy learning all about horses and spending plenty of time riding, along with participating in other fun camp activities like games and crafts.

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6/27/2022

Shooting Camp
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Shooting Camp

This camp will introduce participants to the lifelong sport of target shooting. We'll learn the basics of archery, air rifle and even throw Atlatls. We'll also visit the Butch Olofson Shooting Range where we'll practice our skills using .22 rifles and 20 gauge shotguns.

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6/28/2022

Can You Dig It? Camp
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Can You Dig It? Camp

There are billions of interesting things to discover underground, let’s explore the world of soil and learn how important it is! Bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

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6/29/2022

Polk County Designated a Bird Friendly Community
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Polk County Designated a Bird Friendly Community

Bird Friendly Iowa announced that Polk County is among the first counties in Iowa to be designated as a Bird Friendly Community.

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6/10/2022

Nature's Story Hour
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Nature's Story Hour

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring your family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC naturalist. 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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6/29/2022

Invest in the Environment with Conservation Credits
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Invest in the Environment with Conservation Credits

With help from the Great Outdoors Foundation, you can now invest in the environment and feel good about your choices with Conservation Credits.

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6/10/2022

Guided Trail Rides
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Guided Trail Rides

Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic trail ride! You will be guided by our knowledgeable wranglers and taken care of by our string of beginner-friendly horses. We will ride through the timber of Jester Park and take in the picturesque views.

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7/1/2022

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park to Join Polk County Conservation’s Family of Parks
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Sleepy Hollow Sports Park to Join Polk County Conservation’s Family of Parks

We are excited to welcome Sleepy Hollow to Polk County Conservation’s family of parks and trails! Sleepy Hollow is a 76-acre sports and family recreation complex located on the east side of Des Moines. Learn more!

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6/10/2022

Guided Trail Rides
Conservation Events
Guided Trail Rides

Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic trail ride! You will be guided by our knowledgeable wranglers and taken care of by our string of beginner-friendly horses. We will ride through the timber of Jester Park and take in the picturesque views.

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7/1/2022