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Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie & Meika Make a Dynamic Duo

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!

5/11/2023
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Botna Bend Park, Environmental Education, Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering

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Do you doo(doo) your environmental doody?

Deer and other wildlife poop at your county parks and habitat areas, but your dog shouldn't. Here's why!

5/7/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, Health

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Public Bid Notice

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide development planning services towards the creation of a master plan for the Mt. Crescent Ski Area.

4/24/2023
Mark Shoemaker, Executive Director
Bid Notice, Mt. Crescent Ski Area

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Shining Some Light on the Vanishing Night

It’s International Dark Sky Week! Let's reflect on our relationship with the dark and light pollution. Is it really that big of a deal?

4/19/2023
Amy Campagna, Environmental Education Coordinator
Environmental Education, Health

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Help Us Welcome Cattle Grazers to Hitchcock Nature Center

Grazing...it's a mooood. We recently introduced local cattle grazers into Hitchcock Nature Center! Learn more about why these important workers are here from one of our Natural Resource Technicians, Aric.

4/18/2023
Aric Ping, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Healing Home, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Spring

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Volunteer Spotlight: Francis Rolls Up His Sleeves for Conservation

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!

4/12/2023
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Conservation, Land Management, Loess Hills, Volunteering

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Camp with Pottawattamie Conservation this Spring

Itching to camp and explore the outdoors? Get familiar with Pottawattamie County park campground reopenings and construction updates for 2023.

4/10/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Family Fun, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News

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Oh Dam, it's International Beaver Day!

Celebrate International Beaver Day by learning fun facts about this magnificent mammal with Pottawattamie Conservation's Environmental Education Coordinator, Amy.

4/7/2023
Amy Campagna, Environmental Education Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, Spring

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Farm Creek Improvements Support Local Wildlife, Benefit Hunters

Natural Resource Technician Jeremy shares how prairie restoration, edge feathering, and invasive species management are creating an oasis for wildlife and humans alike at Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area.

3/28/2023
Jeremy Yost, Natural Resource Technician
Conservation, Healing Home, Hunting, Land Management, Pheasants Forever

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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
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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