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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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Cattle: A Double-edged Sward…

We recently introduced cattle from Little Mountain Ranch and Garden into Hitchcock Nature Center! Learn more about why these important workers are here from one of our Natural Resource Technicians, Aric.

4/20/2022
Aric Ping, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Hitchcock Nature Center, Land Management, News

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Residential Tree Program for Iowa Residents Launches

Beautify your yard and save energy through this residential tree distribution. Trees retail for $75 or more, but Iowa residents can purchase them for just $25* each!

4/19/2022
Conservation, News

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jake AKA “Zoolander” of the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol

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!

4/12/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Volunteering

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April 23rd is Free Entry Fee Day at Pottawattamie Conservation Parks!

Celebrate Earth Day with Pottawattamie Conservation.

4/1/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Events, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News, Volunteering

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What's the Best Way to Welcome Spring? Get Moving Outdoors!

Learn about parks’ powerful role in public health in our series, “Healing Home.”

3/28/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Healing Home, Health, Spring

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ed & Cindy Are (Camp) Hosts with the Most

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!

3/16/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator and Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator

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What is a Land Ethic?

Join us for this year's "A Land Ethic Workshop" program series where you'll follow in the footsteps of praised conservationist and author Aldo Leopold and his "Land Ethic."

3/10/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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Help Iowa DNR Track Frog and Toad Populations!

By joining the Volunteer Wildlife Monitoring Program you can be a citizen scientist and help the DNR monitor amphibian species across the state.

3/8/2022
Stephanie Shepherd, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Conservation, Environmental Education, Training

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Iowans: Your Private Property Rights Are Under Attack (Again) with SF 2312

History repeats itself as Senate File 2312 awaits debate.

3/7/2022
Jeff Franco, Deputy Director
Conservation, News

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Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Goes Above & Beyond

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!

2/28/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteering

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In the News: Walking the walk with nature lovers in the Loess Hills

Hitchcock Nature Center workshop evokes famed conservationists.

2/27/2022
Brent Weber, WOWT
Environmental Education, Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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