On Saturday, November 8th join Polk County Conservation to learn how to make a 55-gallon rain barrel and learn the importance on why having one is needed. All materials are provided, but guests need a way to get the rain barrel home. Continue reading
On Tuesday, October 14th the Iowa Transportation Commission released news that the High Trestle Trail has received another piece of funding. The $782,500 grant will extend the trail 6 more miles from Ankeny to north Des Moines. INHF is working in conjunction with Polk County Conservation to complete the extension. Continue reading
You, your community and the outdoors. Get out and RAVE – complete Random Acts of Volunteering for the Earth. Continue reading
It’s true! Prairies are hot in the summer, but this season is also one of the best times to see a prairie “in action!” Join INHF and the Polk County Conservation Board as we restore a hidden prairiegem! Complimentary lunch with ice cold drinks to follow. Continue reading
On July 29, Polk County is switching up their Music in the Park event. Instead of listening to music, they are bringing in Jennifer Pharr Davis to speak about her adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. Continue reading
UPCYCLE is partnering with the city of Des Moines, Blank Park Zoo, Trees Forever and Polk County Conservation to help clean up Greenwood Park. The native species in the park’s woodlands are competing with many invasive species. Continue reading
On a rainy Friday afternoon we headed to Thomas Mitchell Park to check out some of the great work the Polk County Conservation Board has been doing to help improve water quality in Iowa. Without organizations like them, bodies of water like the lake at Thomas Mitchell Park would no longer exist for public use.
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