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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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The Science Behind Snowmaking

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is poised to open next month, but our team is already busy testing our snowmaking equipment to ensure your experience is snow much fun for the entire family.

11/16/2022
Chris Andrew, Site Manager, Mt. Crescent Ski Area
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Winter

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Mathiasen Family Fund Makes Bird Station Improvements

Special thanks to the Mathiasen family for their generous contributions to Hitchcock Nature Center over the years, including their recently donated bird feeders!

11/4/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Bird Watching, News

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Happy #BatWeek! Your Bat Questions, Answered

Celebrate Bat Week by learning something new about the often misunderstood and sometimes feared bat with our Environmental Educator Coordinator and in-house wildlife expert, Amy Campagna.

10/28/2022
Amy Campagna, Environmental Education Coordinator
Conservation, Native Animals

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Plan your next holiday gathering with Pottawattamie Conservation

Tis almost the season for family, friend, and co-worker gatherings at your favorite county parks!

10/24/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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Mt. Crescent prepares for ski season by expanding snowmaking pond

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

10/11/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Mt. Crescent Ski Area, News

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Explore your wild side at Mt. Crescent Ski Area this winter

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is set to open on December 17th. Snag your season pass for the lowest price of the season today!

10/3/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
News, Winter

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marty & Dixie

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!

9/23/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering

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