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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

Jester Park Playscape Water Turned Off for Repairs
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Jester Park Playscape Water Turned Off for Repairs

UPDATE: June 9, 2021 | Water will be shut off at the Jester Park Playscape until further notice.

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6/9/2021

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

June Summer Skills
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June Summer Skills

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided.

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6/15/2021

Women in the Woods with Wine - Edible Outdoors
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Women in the Woods with Wine - Edible Outdoors

Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!

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6/15/2021

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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6/16/2021

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

June Summer Skills
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June Summer Skills

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided.

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6/16/2021

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

June Summer Skills
Conservation Events
June Summer Skills

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided.

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6/17/2021

Covid-19 Operations
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Covid-19 Operations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health while moving forward with our mission of outdoor recreation, environmental education, and conservation of our natural heritage.

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5/27/2021

Lunch & Lures
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Lunch & Lures

Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.

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6/18/2021