Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

Support conservation efforts in Pottawattamie County by becoming a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation today!

Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

The Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation (PCF) is led by a volunteer-based board of directors.  The long-range goals of PCF are to acquire land for habitat preservation and public use, support environmental education activities in Pottawattamie County, and utilize partnerships to attain its goals.

Enjoy the Benefits of  Membership

Daily entrance passes to Pottawattamie County parks are $3.00 per vehicle. However, for guests that visit our parks multiple times a year, a membership may be a better option. Memberships provide our guests with an economical way to enjoy our parks while still supporting Pottawattamie Conservation and PCF's mission. There are three membership levels from which to choose, Annual, Family, and Supporter. Each level of membership includes a permit valid for entry to all of our parks for a full year along with many additional benefits.

Click the "Become A Member" button below to review additional membership details and to purchase your membership today.

Become a Member

PCF memberships help the organization provide...

  • Scholarships and transportation costs for over 1,600 area students for school nature field trips 
  • Equipment and training for the study of birds of prey at Hitchcock
  • Improvements at Botna Bend Park including new restrooms, river view trail, nature playscape playground, road resurfacing, and new camping pads
  • Sponsorship of all free with park admission public programming
  • The establishment of the Hitchcock Nature Center Speaker Series and the Narrows River Park Summer Concert Series
  • Support of the "Plant Some Shade" program which annually sells and distributes trees in cooperation with Trees Forever, the IDNR, Mid-American Energy, and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation
  • The continued support and expansion of recreation activities in Pottawattamie County through the establishment of an endowment securing long-term funding for environmental education, recreation, and land stewardship for generations to come

Support Us At Our Annual Fundraiser

Each fall we invite members and non-members alike to attend our Go Wild For Conservation fundraising event. Guests enjoy dinner, beer tasting from local breweries, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.  Best of all, all proceeds go towards supporting the parks, education, and conservation activities that Pottawattamie Conservation provides to the public.  The event is a excellent way to support conservation in Pottawattamie County while having a great time. 

This year's event is going digital! Join us September 17th through October 1st for a full two weeks of fun. Donate in support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & earn chances to take home some amazing prizes. Click the link below to learn more!

 

 

Board Members

Kelli O'Brien, President
Lori Shields, Vice President
Cole Epley
Kathy Fiscus
Mike Geier
Ben Johnson
Gary H. Matters
Pete Petersen
Matt Saar
Adam Thien
Warren Weber

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