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Water in Campgrounds Turned Off for Winter
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Water in Campgrounds Turned Off for Winter

Water in the campgrounds are turned off as of November 2, 2021.

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11/2/2021

Fall Makers Market - Locally Grown • Raised • Created
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Fall Makers Market - Locally Grown • Raised • Created

Join us on Sunday, November 21, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger to shop for gifts or goods just in time for the holiday season!

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10/13/2021

Covid-19 Updates & Operations
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Covid-19 Updates & Operations

UPDATE: 8/9/2021 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health...

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8/18/2021

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue

Plants provide our most basic resources, from food, clothes, medicine, shelter and more. In this presentation, learn about plants and the amazing resources they provide through the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s collections.

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12/7/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park
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VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff in November removing invasive plant species invading our woodlands.

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12/8/2021

Story Tellabration - Hibernation Station
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Story Tellabration - Hibernation Station

Join storyteller, Carmen Epstein, for a fun, interactive tale tailored toward children ages 2 to 6 that explores the wonders of the outdoors. During each program, participants enjoy interactive stories and an activity.

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12/8/2021

Great Western Trail Tunnel
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Great Western Trail Tunnel

Polk County Conservation was approached by the City of West Des Moines with plans to realign SE County Line Rd. The plans provide a tunnel for the Great Western Trail under the proposed new SE County Line Rd. alignment.

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11/22/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month 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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12/10/2021

The Next Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond
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The Next Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond

On Tuesday, November 2nd, voters supported the Polk County Water and Land Legacy Bond (PCWLL) in historic fashion passing the measure by 81%.

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11/22/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month 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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12/10/2021

Prescribed Burning Season
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Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed (RX) burning season is here. We will be conducting RX fires beginning the week of 11/15 through January in specific areas.

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11/15/2021

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

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.

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12/11/2021