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.
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.
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) has selected Dr. Ron Eckoff to receive the 2023 Hagie Heritage Award.
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.
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.
Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.
Learn the art of needle-felting. You’ll learn step-by-step techniques, and feel confident while creating beautiful felted art with just wool and a needle! All tools and supplies will be provided for use during the workshop, including a 4” embroidery hoop for framing your work.
After several years of extensive restoration work, the wildlife area is now part of Polk County Conservation's family of parks.
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a Polk County Conservation naturalist in the comfort of an indoor pool. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.