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Oppose Senate File 516 & Protect Public Land for Future Generations

Your voice is needed TODAY to oppose Iowa legislation that is intended to hurt conservation efforts and decrease public land access for future generations.

3/22/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Healing Home

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kris & Laura of Mt. Crescent 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!

3/3/2023
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Volunteering, Winter

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Sno-Cats on the Slopes

We know that the season is coming to an end, but we want to recognize one of the most important machines that allows us to stay open as long as possible! Sno-Cats are an essential part of maintaining the quality of the snow on the slopes even with the ever-changing Midwest weather.

2/22/2023
Keely Prusia, Marketing Coordinator Seasonal Intern
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Winter

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Pottawattamie Conservation Now Hiring Summer Interns & Park Aides

We're looking to add some budding conservationists to our team this summer!

1/31/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Environmental Education, Habitat Areas, Hitchcock Nature Center, Land Management, Narrows River Park, News, Our Staff, Summer

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What Is It Wednesday: Sioux Quartzite

Learn about this ancient rock's origin and what kind of tools can be made out it with our Naturalist Dustin Clayton.

1/23/2023
Dustin Clayton, Naturalist
Environmental Education, Hitchcock Nature Center

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Mt. Crescent Offers Free Ski & Snowboard Lessons in January

Get your ski legs and participate in a favorite winter pastime by taking advantage of free 1, 2, 3 Learn to Ski & Snowboard Lessons at Mt. Crescent later this month.

1/13/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Events, Mt. Crescent Ski Area, News, Winter

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Winter Nights Woods Walking

If you haven't taken part in a winter nighttime hike before, 2023 is your year! Learn more about all of the beauty, wonder, and contemplation to be had underneath the starry winter sky from our newest Naturalist, Dustin:

1/5/2023
Dustin Clayton, Naturalist
Environmental Education, Healing Home, Hiking, Winter

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Volunteer Spotlight: Banding Birds for Research with Kellie

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!

1/4/2023
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Bird Watching, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering

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Some New Year’s Resolutions You Haven’t Thought Of

Are you a little tired of making the same resolution year after year or feeling uninspired by changes you’d like to make? Join us below to learn how humans have been shaped by the New Year and consider a different type of resolution you can make for 2023 and beyond.

12/30/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Healing Home, Holidays

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Volunteer Spotlight: Monte Monitors Migration & More

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!

12/28/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Conservation, HawkWatch, Volunteering

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Volunteer Spotlight: Supporting Raptor Conservation with Ann

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!

12/28/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Conservation, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering

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Mt. Crescent Ski Area Sets Official Opening Date for the 2022-2023 Ski Season

Pottawattamie County is proud to announce the opening day for Mt. Crescent Ski Area is officially set for...

12/8/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Mt. Crescent Ski Area

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Tips for a Meaningful Holiday Season: Saving Energy Around the House

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.

12/5/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Healing Home, Holidays, Winter, Zero Waste

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Prairie High Tide

Iowa is speckled with tide pools of prairie. Pool to pool, reconnecting these stubborn droplets of prairie is one of the most important things the Pottawattamie Conservation Natural Areas Management department does. Learn why:

11/30/2022
Aric Ping, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Healing Home, Hitchcock Nature Center, Our Staff

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Tips for a 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 Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Winter, Zero Waste

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