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Join us for Go Wild for Conservation on 9/29!

Support conservation efforts in Pottawattamie County during the 19th Annual Go Wild For Conservation fundraiser and auction.

7/25/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Events, News

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Burning Bridges

Sometimes burning bridges is just what the land doctor ordered! Learn about the benefits that growing season prescribed fire can provide and how it helps manage invasive species like sweet clover.

7/5/2022
Aric Ping, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Environmental Education, Land Management, Loess Hills

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Here are Iowa's Junior Duck Stamp winners

Conservation through the arts.

7/5/2022
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Conservation, Environmental Education

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Red, White, and Blue…And Sweet Clover

For many of us, this time of year is for family vacations, poolside hangouts, backyard fun, and Fourth of July celebrations. For our Natural Areas Management team and interns, it marks the season for battling one of our area’s toughest invasive species to manage: yellow and white sweet clover.

6/28/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Land Management, Summer

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Chris, Our Friendly Welcome Desk Ambassador!

Join us as we shine a light on Pottawattamie Conservation volunteers to thank them for their time and talents and recognize the difference they make in our community. Our volunteers ROCK!

6/6/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Volunteering

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What Are Oak Tatters?

This year oak leaves seem to be thriving, and it might be thanks to a rainy May.

6/2/2022
Jeremy Yost, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Land Management, Spring

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Here Are the Benefits We're Seeing from Cattle Grazers At Hitchcock

5/25/2022
Jeremy Yost, Natural Resource Technician

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5 Ways to Manage Anxiety: Build Your Relationship with the Outdoors

Did you know? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the U.S., with almost 1 in 5 adults (40 million people) living with general or social anxiety, panic attacks, or phobias.

5/24/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Healing Home, Health

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Don't Miss Free, Family-Friendly Loess Hills Prairie Seminar Coming Up June 3rd-5th!

Families are invited to explore, learn, and relax in the heart of the Loess Hills.

5/24/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Loess Hills, News

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Dyke Family Donates Arrowhead Water Fountain in Memory of Jerry Dyke

A beloved father, sports fan, and outdoor enthusiast, today would have been Jerry Dyke’s 75th birthday.

5/23/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, News

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Tri-Center High School Students Celebrate End of School Year By Planting Trees

Pottawattamie Conservation joined 30 students from Tri-Center High School in planting 14 trees on school grounds.

5/20/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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Support Our Pollinator Friends at Butterflies & Beer on 5/17

Supporting native pollinators is more important than ever, which is why the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is encouraging you to plant native plants like butterfly milkweed in your yards!

5/10/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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In the News: Council Bluffs named Bee City USA for conservation efforts

Council Bluffs has joined more than 150 cities and towns across the country in being named a Bee City USA affiliate by the Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organization.

5/5/2022
David Golbitz, The Daily Nonpareil
Conservation, Environmental Education, Native Plants, News

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New Pedestrian Bridge Installed at Arrowhead Park

The bridge is set to be open for pedestrian use by early June.

5/4/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, News

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Level-Up Your Camping Skills with Intro to Backpacking

Learn the ins and outs of backpacking and put your skills to the test with a guided overnight adventure in the Loess Hills!

4/25/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, News

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Our Best Earth Day Tip? Ask Yourself This Question

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

4/22/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator

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