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Jester Park Playscape & Streamscape Water Update
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Jester Park Playscape & Streamscape Water Update

UPDATE: July 14, 2021 | Water services have been turned back on at both the playscape and streamscape.

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7/14/2021

Summer Boat Rentals
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Summer Boat Rentals

Warm weather is finally here and our summer boat rentals are open and ready to hit the water! Rent canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more from Easter Lake Boat Rental and the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center. Reserve your summer rental today!

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6/10/2021

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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4/22/2021

July Garden Stewardship Series
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July Garden Stewardship Series

Do you have an interest in native and pollinator gardens? Get hands-on experience during this upcoming garden education + volunteer series!

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7/27/2021

Nature Story Hour
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Nature 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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7/28/2021

Geology Camp
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Geology Camp

Come learn all about geology; it rocks! We will explore how geology is all around you, how rocks form, and how it has changed Iowa for millions of years. Campers will go rock and fossil hunting, play games, and make crafts.

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8/2/2021

Fun in the Sun Challenge
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Fun in the Sun Challenge

Get outside this summer with our Fun in the Sun Challenge - kicking off on July 5 - and WIN!

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6/17/2021

OWLS - Biking Alaska
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OWLS - Biking Alaska

Tesha and Larry Huffaker, from Newton, and thirty others with the North Iowa Touring club biked 755 miles in Alaska. They started biking in Anchorage on June 11 2004. They biked down to Homer, ferried over to Kodak Island back to Seward and ended up in Fairbanks on June 27.

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8/3/2021

Trestle to Trestle Bridge to be Replaced in 2022
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Trestle to Trestle Bridge to be Replaced in 2022

We are pleased to announce that funding for the Trestle to Trestle Bridge replacement has been secured. 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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6/15/2021

Water Quality Hike
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Water Quality Hike

From lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers, water is all around us! Join us as we discover how our human actions affect the quality of water and how we can improve water quality in our watershed.

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8/3/2021

Thomas Mitchell Park Pond Parking Lot Expansion
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Thomas Mitchell Park Pond Parking Lot Expansion

Work to expand the pond parking lot at Thomas Mitchell Park to add 24 addition parking spots has begun. Construction is anticipated to be completed by Friday, June 18, 2021.

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6/15/2021

Noisy Nature Camp
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Noisy Nature Camp

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of us exploring nature and its many sounds! Join us as we listen and create our own sounds using materials we find in nature.

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8/4/2021