Due to lingering drought and resulting low water levels at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, we are suspending the Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Program for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Join us on Sunday, November 21, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger to shop for gifts or goods just in time for the holiday season!
UPDATE: 8/9/2021 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health...
Celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day with us as we discuss the reptiles that call Iowa home. Learn about some of the cool adaptations reptiles have to survive. You’ll also get to meet a live snake and turtle.
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!
Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens or Brandy Case Haub, certified forest guides. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Find volunteer programs, public programming, events, and more in our September - December Nature News! See what's going on in a PCC park or trail near you!
Currently bat populations are decreasing. Help them out by building a bat house to give them a safe place to live and breed. A naturalist will give a short presentation about bats before we begin construction.
Download your Controlled Bowhunt Application for 2021. The bowhunt is limited to antlerless deer only, and will take place from from September 18, 2021– January 30, 2022.
Are they blind? Do they really suck blood and turn into vampires? Come learn the truth about this “grossly" misunderstood animal. Learn how to deal with them when they become an unwanted houseguest and find out what you can do to help protect this beneficial species.