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News & Blog: Narrows River Park

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Calling Artists of All Ages: Submit Your Pottawattamie County Park T-Shirt Designs by April 30th!

Pottawattamie County Conservation is looking for YOUR help! Submit your awesome t-shirt design into the 2024 Pottawattamie County Park T-Shirt Design Contest by April 30th, 2024. Winners will receive fun prizes and have their design featured on t-shirts available for purchase online and in-person at Hitchcock Nature Center and Mt. Crescent Ski Area.

3/21/2024
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Narrows River Park, News

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What Is It Wednesday: Barn Swallow Nest

Learn how barn swallows construct their hearty mud nests and why they sparked the beginning of federal bird protections and conservation efforts in the U.S.

6/1/2023
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Bird Watching, Conservation, Narrows River Park, Spring

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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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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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April 23rd is Free Entry Fee Day at Pottawattamie Conservation Parks!

Celebrate Earth Day with Pottawattamie Conservation.

4/1/2022
Kylie Jacott, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Events, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News, Volunteering

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Thank You Volunteers!

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! A huge thanks to all our volunteers for everything you do.

4/23/2021
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Environmental Education, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, Volunteering

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Pottawattamie Conservation Fees to Change March 1st

New entrance, camping, & membership fees will go into effect March 1st.

3/1/2021
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News

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Bid Notice: Narrows River Park Boat Ramp Replacement & Flood Protection Project

Pottawattamie Conservation is accepting bids for a park improvement project at Narrows River Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

12/18/2020
Jeff Franco, Deputy Director and Ryan Penney, Narrows River Park Ranger
Bid Notice, Conservation, Narrows River Park, News

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Face Coverings Required in all County Owned Buildings

Per County Resolution 96-2020 face coverings are required for any person entering any county owned building which includes some facilities at your county parks.

11/17/2020
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, News

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Head Outdoors for a Birding Scavenger Hunt

Head outdoors on your own birding scavenger hunt, perfect for some weekend fun.

7/28/2020
Kristen Yost, 2020 Environmental Education Intern
Arrowhead Park, Bird Watching, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Homeschool, Loess Hills, Narrows River Park, Native Animals

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Check out our 2018 Family Programming

Pottawattamie County Conservation's amazing Naturalists Kristen & Rene have been hard at work putting together another season of great programming. 2017 was a year of change for our Environmental Education Department with the creation of the Adult Education Programming, a complete overhaul of our field trip & in school programming, & the addition of a couple brand new program series. 2018 looks like it will continue that trend! We have added a brand new program geared toward our homeschool friends, a new snowshoe hike for children under 12, and new guided hike opportunities.

1/19/2018
Rene Stroud, Naturalist and Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Family Fun, Events, Hitchcock Nature Center, Botna Bend Park, Arrowhead Park, Narrows River Park, Hiking

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