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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Foundation hosts pint night and raffle to support county parks

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Des Moines County Conservation was created through a public referendum in 1962. In honor of the department's 60th anniversary, the Partners for Conservation Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation that supports parks and conservation progr...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

"Big Holloween" Event Returning to Big Hollow

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Ghosts, goblins, and more than a few superheroes will take over the campground at Big Hollow Recreation Area near Sperry the evening of October 8 as Des Moines County Conservation hosts its annual "Big Holloween" event in its main park. ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Conservation Recognizes Volunteers at Awards Dinner

Volunteers are critical to so many aspects of county park operations. From organizing huge events like the Youth Jamboree and Big Holloween, to teaching students about the outdoors, to helping manage our local natural resources, volunteers do so much for ...

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