Listening to the sounds of nature one might hear while enjoying the beauty of Carney Marsh.
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.
Join PCC staff in the fight against invasive plant species in the woodlands of Fort Des Moines Park.
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month.
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) has selected Dr. Ron Eckoff to receive the 2023 Hagie Heritage Award.
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.
An itinerary for a peaceful day at Fort Des Moines Park. A way to explore the park while finding peace; improving both your physical and mental health.
We’ll hitch up our draft horse team to take your group out for a horse-drawn ride!
Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.
Here’s your chance to visit the Jester Park Nature Center after dark. The hour will include storytelling, crafts, open Nature Center exhibits, and a short program on the theme of the night. This December, feel free to come in your favorite pajamas.
After several years of extensive restoration work, the wildlife area is now part of Polk County Conservation's family of parks.
Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn to assemble a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.