Polk County Conservation

Give the gift of nature to the outdoor enthusiast or nature lover in your life. Learn more in our "News & Announcements" section below.

Stay updated on park improvements to enhance recreation areas & wildlife habitat under the Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond link.

Rent winter equipment at Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park by calling them at (515) 323-5330. More info online at JesterParkNatureCenter.com.

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Discover a Polk County Conservation park or trail near you this winter!

Check out our many upcoming events and programs under the "Calendar" tab!

Volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Check the calendar of events for upcoming work days and events.

The Polk County Conservation Board’s mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.

Leading You Outdoors

News & Announcements

National Wild Turkey Federation: Connecting Individuals to the Outdoors

This year-long partnership program is designed to create a community and support group, where individuals can engage with and learn from experienced hunting men…

Nature News Hot Off the Press!

The January - April 2019 Nature News has arrived! Inside you will find a complete list of our events and programs from environmental education, recreation and …

Give the Gift of Nature

Looking for gift ideas for the nature lover or outdoor enthusiast in your family? Consider giving the gift of nature! We have put together a few items to choos…

Easter Lake Park Updates

Beginning in July of 2013, the Easter Lake Watershed Project started taking on improvement projects to restore Easter Lake and improve water quality to make Eas…

Upcoming Events

For more information about upcoming events for Jester Park Nature Center, see our calendar.

Friday, December 14, 2018VTO Woodland Days

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

Friday, January 4, 2019VTO Woodland Days

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

Saturday, January 5, 2019Snowshoe Hike - 10am

Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 3. Fee: $10 (includes snowshoes.) To register, click here.

Saturday, January 5, 2019Snowshoe Hike - 1pm

Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 3. Fee: $10 (includes snowshoes.) To register, click here.

Saturday, January 12, 2019Prairie Restoration

Engeldinger Marsh is a rare 14,000 year old geological and ecological gem that was formed during the last ice age. Here, you will find prairie potholes and sedge meadows as well as remarkable plant and animal biodiversity within the rich habitat mosaic of Chichaqua. Join us for a winter morning of r...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019VTO Woodland Days

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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