ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

5 Ways to Support Conservation This Holiday Season

We've put together a few last-minute ways where your family can support Pottawattamie Conservation parks and conservation efforts this holiday season:

1. Gift an annual park pass.

Please call Kim Wickersham at 712-328-5638 in order to make your gift purchase. Park passes are as little as $20 for Pottawattamie County residents or $25 for out-of-county residents.


2. Purchase one of these Instabuy items as a gift.

These donated items are part of our annual Go Wild for Conservation fundraiser and support our Get on Board program, providing field trip scholarships for local schools. Items include gift cards for Drybar, The Back Forty, Wahlburgers, and Jefferson's Lounge, a Youth Butterfly and Insect Exploration Basket.

*Once on the webpage, click on the "Instabuy" button to see gift options. Call 712-328-5638 with questions and to receive your gift. Arrangements may be made to pick up items in-person from Pottawattamie Conservation’s main office at 227 S. 6th St., Suite 204 | Council Bluffs, IA 51501.


3. Make a gift in honor of someone.

Is your family looking to cut back on gift-giving or wanting to make gifts more meaningful? Consider purchasing something from our Amazon Wishlist or making a monetary gift to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation!

  • Purchase an Amazon Wishlist item here, such as a left-handed bow, an animal artifact replica and other items we use for education programs and more.
  • Make a donation in honor of someone here. Gifts to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation provide field trips for area students, fund park improvements and habitat restoration projects, support Hitchcock Hawkwatch research and more.


4. Take a family hike!

While family is in town, get some fresh air and show them the best that Pottawattamie County has to offer by exploring an outdoor area like Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Old Town Park or one of our habitat areas.


5. Start an eco-friendly family tradition.

Tradition is such a big part of the holiday season - so why not add something that does our environment some good, too!? Choose a nearby park or outdoor area and pick up trash, give experiences as gifts instead of physical items, or make your family gathering as waste-free as possible by ditching disposable dishware and recycling wrapping paper and boxes.



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