Sometimes burning bridges is just what the land doctor ordered! Learn about the benefits that growing season prescribed fire can provide and how it helps manage invasive species like sweet clover.
Conservation through the arts.
Families are invited to explore, learn, and relax in the heart of the Loess Hills.
Pottawattamie Conservation joined 30 students from Tri-Center High School in planting 14 trees on school grounds.
Supporting native pollinators is more important than ever, which is why the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is encouraging you to plant native plants like butterfly milkweed in your yards!
Council Bluffs has joined more than 150 cities and towns across the country in being named a Bee City USA affiliate by the Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organization.
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."
By joining the Volunteer Wildlife Monitoring Program you can be a citizen scientist and help the DNR monitor amphibian species across the state.
Hitchcock Nature Center workshop evokes famed conservationists.
Here are some suggested sustainability actions for the New Year and beyond!
Get to know our July speaker, Kathy Fiscus & get ready for "Loess Hills & Scenic Byway Art" on July 8th!
Want to learn more about the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center? Join us for a Hitch Hike this summer & get the guided experience.
Pottawattamie Conservation is excited to announce the next Speaker Series program this May 13th. This online program is held in partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Library & supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! A huge thanks to all our volunteers for everything you do.
Learn the intrepid tale of the Dump Busters and continue the legacy by busting some litter at Hitchcock Nature Center for Earth Day!
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Get to know the Eastern Cottontail, Iowa's native rabbit!
Spring has sprung so get outdoors & enjoy some time in nature at Hitchcock Nature Center & Botna Bend Park during this special, self-guided event designed for our youngest nature lovers.
Rene Stroud, Naturalist and Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
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Interested in improving your birding skills, learning more about common bird species, or joining in on community science projects in your area? Check out Building Better Birders!
Thistles have an important part to play in the life of a monarch butterfly.
Want to bring the beauty of nature indoors this winter? We can help!
Anyone with a passion for the great outdoors is in for a treat with A Land Ethic Workshop.
Fishing can be fun all year long!
Get to know our favorite weather predicting mammal!
We are looking for some enthusiastic seasonal help at your county parks!
Registration for our 2021 Summer Nature Camps will open on March 1st!
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