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News & Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and blog entries from Pottawattamie Conservation!

Get Ready for a Summer of Fun in 2021

Registration for our 2021 Summer Nature Camps will open on March 1st!

1/22/2021
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Environmental Education, Events, News, Summer, Summer Camp

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2020 HawkWatch Season Report

Our 2020 HawkWatch season has wrapped up, find out what was flying in our season report.

1/15/2021
Earl Johnson, Hawk Counter
Autumn, Bird Watching, Conservation, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Native Animals

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Board of Supervisors Appoints Mathiasen to Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board.

1/13/2021
Conservation, News, Our Staff

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What's on the Menu for Winter Wildlife

What do animals eat during the cold winter months? Find out what's on the menu!

1/8/2021
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist
Conservation, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Winter Fun at Your County Parks

Winter is a great time to explore your county parks. Here are some ideas to help you stay active all season long.

1/1/2021
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Environmental Education, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Winter

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Nature is More Awesome than a Video Game

No matter how great video games are they can't beat the great outdoors!

12/24/2020
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist
Conservation, Family Fun, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Bid Notice: Narrows River Park Boat Ramp Replacement & Flood Protection Project

Pottawattamie Conservation is accepting bids for a park improvement project at Narrows River Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

12/18/2020
Jeff Franco, Operations Supervisor and Ryan Penney, Narrows River Park Ranger
Bid Notice, Conservation, Narrows River Park, News

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Following Coyote

Follow Rene as she spends a morning on the trail of a coyote.

12/18/2020
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
Conservation, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Native Animals

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November 2020 HawkWatch Report

Find out what was flying during our last full month of the 2020 HawkWatch season.

12/11/2020
Earl Johnson, Hawk Counter
Bird Watching, Conservation, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, News

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Nature Lover

Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the nature lover in your life?

12/7/2020
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Bird Watching, Conservation, Hiking, Holidays, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Bid Notice: Hitchcock Nature Center Front Entrance and Parking Improvements

Pottawattamie Conservation is accepting bids for a park improvement project at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa.

12/4/2020
Jeff Franco, Operations Supervisor
Conservation, Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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Hikin' With a Nature Nerd Kicks Off in January, 2021!

Get ready to explore the unexplored at your county parks & habitat areas in 2021.

12/3/2020
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Conservation, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, News

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When a Tree Falls in the Woods

Take a walk with Naturalist Michelle Biodrowski & find out what actually happens when a tree falls in the woods.

11/25/2020
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist
Conservation, Hiking, Land Management, Native Plants

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Fauna Feature: Wild Turkeys

How much do you know about the wild turkey?

11/19/2020
Environmental Education Staff
Autumn, Bird Watching, Conservation, Loess Hills, Native Animals

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Face Coverings Required in all County Owned Buildings

Per County Resolution 96-2020 face coverings are required for any person entering any county owned building which includes some facilities at your county parks.

11/17/2020
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News

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