Great Western Trail Drainage Repairs
Great Western Trail repairs will continue into the week of November 18th at Willow Creek Golf Course. Drainage improvements are being made along the edge of th…
Vegetation Removal in Easter Lake
The in-lake vegetation clearing in Easter Lake is currently underway. Vegetation will be cut 5’ below the water surface. This process will take place over the n…
For more information about upcoming events for Jester Park Nature Center, see our calendar.
Sunday, November 17, 2019Turkey Trek
Come enjoy a one-mile hike through beautiful Yellow Banks Park We’ll talk about turkeys and how animals are preparing for winter all while burning some calories.
AGES: All ages welcome
Saturday, December 7, 2019Cedars for Celebration
Bring home an eco-tree this holiday season and help Trees Forever and Polk County Conservation restore native habitat at Jester Park! Invasive cedars compete with other native plants for nutrients and space, quickly taking over an area if given the opportunity but make excellent indoor and outd...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019VTO Woodlands
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, December 14, 2019Woodland Warriors
Invasive species removal is at the forefront of restoration efforts in our Iowa woodlands. Spend your time on the frontline of this continuous battle as we remove honeysuckle, buckthorn, and oriental bittersweet from one of your county parks. Registration required. Detailed event information will be...
Saturday, February 8, 2020Ice Fishing Basics
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided. Participants over the age of 16 need a valid fishing license.
AGES: All ages welcome
Saturday, February 8, 2020Kayak 101
Join a Polk County Conservation Naturalist to learn the basics of recreational kayaks. Kayaking is a popular and growing sport. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time. We’ll shake off the winter blues with plenty of paddling time in the pool. A shor...