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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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In the News: A love letter to devoted volunteers

Every volunteer has their own personal reasons for giving their time, and none of those include a desire to receive a love letter from me. Nonetheless, there are a few special someones in southwest Iowa that deserve a note of adoration. This valentine is for these kind-hearted folks mentioned, and also all the volunteers who are helping local nonprofits maximize the impact of their mission every day.

2/13/2022
Katie Fourney, Share Omaha
News, Volunteering

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We'd Like to Hear From You!

Share your thoughts about the county's acquisition of Mt. Crescent with us!

2/11/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
News

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A Love Letter to Snow

Roses are red. Violets are blue. This is for you, Snow. We love you. <3

2/9/2022
the Pottawattamie Conservation team

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Here are the Hitchcock T-Shirt Design Contest Winners!

5...4...3...2...1... It's time to announce the winners of our 2021 Hitchcock Nature Center T-Shirt Design Contest.

1/14/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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Pottawattamie County Conservation Board Appoints Kelly Dix, New Leadership Selected

The PCCB rang in 2022 with a new member and leadership.

1/14/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
News

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Mt. Crescent Ski Area Transitions to Pottawattamie County

The transition of Mount Crescent Ski Area's ownership to Pottawattamie County was made official on December 30th, 2021. 

1/4/2022
Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors
News

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Try These Eco-Friendly Habits In 2022

Here are some suggested sustainability actions for the New Year and beyond!

1/4/2022
Environmental Education Team
Conservation, Environmental Education, Zero Waste

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