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Tips for an Eco-Friendly & Meaningful Holiday Season: Gift-Giving

Looking for ways to cut back this year, or simply interested in learning how you can make your holiday season more special for you or your family? Pottawattamie Conservation has your back.

11/18/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Winter, Zero Waste

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The Science Behind Snowmaking

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is poised to open next month, but our team is already busy testing our snowmaking equipment to ensure your experience is snow much fun for the entire family.

11/16/2022
Chris Andrew, Site Manager, Mt. Crescent Ski Area
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Winter

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Mathiasen Family Fund Makes Bird Station Improvements

Special thanks to the Mathiasen family for their generous contributions to Hitchcock Nature Center over the years, including their recently donated bird feeders!

11/4/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Bird Watching, News

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Happy #BatWeek! Your Bat Questions, Answered

Celebrate Bat Week by learning something new about the often misunderstood and sometimes feared bat with our Environmental Educator Coordinator and in-house wildlife expert, Amy Campagna.

10/28/2022
Amy Campagna, Environmental Education Coordinator
Conservation, Native Animals

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Plan your next holiday gathering with Pottawattamie Conservation

Tis almost the season for family, friend, and co-worker gatherings at your favorite county parks!

10/24/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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Mt. Crescent prepares for ski season by expanding snowmaking pond

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

10/11/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, News

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Explore your wild side at Mt. Crescent Ski Area this winter

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is set to open on December 17th. Snag your season pass for the lowest price of the season today!

10/3/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
News, Winter

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marty & Dixie

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!

9/23/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering

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Mt. Crescent Ski Area Set to Open for 2022-23 Ski Season

Pottawattamie County is excited to announce the newly acquired Mt. Crescent Ski Area will be operational for the upcoming ski season with special benefits for county residents.

9/6/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Loess Hills, Mt. Crescent Ski Area, News

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Boy Scouts Troop 38 Installs Fencing at Arrowhead Park

Thank you to these troops for volunteering their time to improve our county parks.

8/19/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, News

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Don't Hate on Bees & Wasps

Bees and wasps just want to do their own sting—sometimes we just get in the way of their important work!

8/17/2022
Ashley Jonas, Environmental Education Intern
Conservation

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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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