News & Blog: Volunteering

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Chris, Our Friendly Welcome Desk Ambassador!

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!

6/6/2022
Dana Kruse, Volunteer & Facilities Coordinator
Volunteering

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jake AKA “Zoolander” of the Loess Hills Nordic 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!

4/12/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Volunteering

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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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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: 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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Volunteer Spotlight: Dorie Celebrates 14 Years of Giving Back

Join us as we shine a light on a volunteer to thank them for their time and talents, recognize the difference they make and share more about opportunities to give back to our community and environment through Pottawattamie Conservation parks.

11/4/2021
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteering

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HawkWatch Celebrates 30 Years of Raptor Conservation

The Hitchcock HawkWatch volunteer group has recorded the migration of hundreds of thousands of eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons since 1991, and it’s time to celebrate their hard work!

10/5/2021
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Autumn, Bird Watching, Events, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, 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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Litter Busters!

Learn the intrepid tale of the Dump Busters and continue the legacy by busting some litter at Hitchcock Nature Center for Earth Day!

4/16/2021
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Family Fun, Green Thumbs, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Holidays, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants, Our Staff, Spring, Volunteering, Zero Waste

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Trail Maintenance with the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol

UPDATE 5/19/2020 LHNSP personnel & Hitchcock Nature Center staff have made the decision to cancel our Third Annual Trails Day event originally scheduled for May 30th. We hope to bring you another volunteer work day in the future. Thank you for your support.

5/1/2020
Conservation, Events, Hitchcock Nature Center, Land Management, Loess Hills, Volunteering

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Join the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol for Outdoor Emergency Care Training

The Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol is an invaluable partner organization, patrolling trails at Hitchcock Nature Center, supporting PCC staff during events, & offering important assistance to park visitors in need. We are so grateful for their continued support of our parks & our mission.

6/19/2019
Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering, Training, Events, Loess Hills

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Become a Nature MVP During our Earth Day Championship

Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. for a unique volunteer project.  This fun, all ages event combines learning, volunteering, & competition all in one terrific package.

3/27/2019
Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering, Events, Conservation

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Join in the Fun with the Iowa Jr. Naturalist Program

Pottawattamie County Conservation invites you to join in the fun in 2018 with the Iowa Junior Naturalist Program.

2/7/2018
Volunteering, Bird Watching, Hiking, Family Fun

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Citizen Science & Volunteering Combine at Hitchcock Nature Center

The oak tree is a symbol as much as it is a tree. Dotting the landscape of the Midwest, oak trees have been a common sight since before European settlement. But a newly recognized disease has taken aim at these mighty trees and we want to know why. 

1/30/2018
Native Plants, Hitchcock Nature Center, Volunteering, Conservation, Events, Training

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