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The Lockards: Looking Back on the Legacy of Two Caretakers
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The Lockards: Looking Back on the Legacy of Two Caretakers

The story behind the couple who gave away over 8 acres of land to Polk County Conservation.

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3/28/2023

2023 Prescribed Burning Season
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2023 Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn season is upon us! Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burning in our parks and trails as weather allows this week and extending through the spring season.

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3/27/2023

Noisy Nature Camp - FULL
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Noisy Nature Camp - FULL

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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6/8/2023

Summer Skills at Yellow Banks
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Summer Skills at Yellow Banks

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Sign-up for one or the entire series. Instruction, equipment and snack provided.

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6/8/2023

Crane Meadows: 300+ Acres of Potential
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Crane Meadows: 300+ Acres of Potential

After several years of extensive restoration work, the wildlife area is now part of Polk County Conservation's family of parks.

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5/18/2023

Guided Trail Rides (9:30am, 11am & 2pm)
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Guided Trail Rides (9:30am, 11am & 2pm)

Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic horseback trail ride!

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6/9/2023

Scent Detection Dogs: The Fluffy Face of Conservation
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Scent Detection Dogs: The Fluffy Face of Conservation

How Polk County Conservation uses scent detection dogs to aid in the restoration of Ornate Box Turtles.

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3/28/2023

Picnic in Your PJs
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Picnic in Your PJs

Pack up your dinner to go and head on over to Yellow Banks for an evening out. We’ll start with everyone having a picnic while hearing about some of the plants and animals at the park. We’ll then take an interactive walk to see what more the park has to offer.

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6/9/2023

Seeking public input on updates to Riverwalk Dog Park, new parking lot.
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Seeking public input on updates to Riverwalk Dog Park, new parking lot.

Meeting scheduled for March 7 at 5:30 pm.

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2/23/2023

Adult Summer Camp Retreat
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Adult Summer Camp Retreat

That’s right, this is summer camp, but for the grown-ups. Sign-up with your friend, partner in crime, family, or just by yourself. We’ll spend the day outdoors while we go on a several mile hike around the varying terrains of Jester Park exploring, learning, and adventuring.

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6/10/2023

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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2/17/2023

Fishing with the Fuzz
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Fishing with the Fuzz

Fishing with the Fuzz, is a FREE Youth Fishing Clinic, held at Easter Lake County Park. This event is focused on getting kids outdoors. We will be focused on teaching them about the following topics: basic spin casting, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety.

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6/10/2023