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Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.
Conservation Promoted
Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.

A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.

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9/15/2022

Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.
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Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.

View virtual presentation on the project.

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9/8/2022

Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.
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Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.

$8.1 million park enhancements will offer universal access to nature, recreation for people of all abilities.

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7/13/2022

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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10/6/2022

Horse Whispers in the Woods
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Horse Whispers in the Woods

A women’s circle of self-discovery through the intuitive and healing power of horses. This on-the-ground workshop provides a real-time experience in relationship skills and increased emotional intelligence through a partnership with the horse.

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10/6/2022

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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10/7/2022

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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8/29/2022

Volunteer Restoration Days - Prairie
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Volunteer Restoration Days - Prairie

Spend time in your local prairies for the benefit future habitat restoration projects this fall season!

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10/7/2022

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 starting the third week of August.

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8/16/2022

Pony Tales
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Pony Tales

Enjoy listening to a pony themed story while the ponies of the Equestrian Center are listening nearby. A pony meet and greet will follow!

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10/7/2022

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

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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10/7/2022