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Volunteer Camp Hosts needed for 2023 camping season

DMCC is looking for volunteer camp hosts for 4th Pumping Station and Welter Recreation Area campgrounds

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written by Chris Lee, Executive Director
posted Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Buggin Out

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written by Marcus Nack, Environmental Education Manager
posted Monday, January 16, 2023

Winter is for the birds!

With multiple owl prowls and an eagle watches to choose from, this part of winter really is for the birds! It's the perfect opportunity to get outside and learn about some truly magnificent raptors.

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written by Chris Lee, Executive Director
posted Friday, January 13, 2023

Number of donors to the Chickadee Tax Check-off Continues to Decline

As you prepare for this tax season, be sure to include a contribution to the Fish and Wildlife Fund.

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posted Wednesday, January 11, 2023

January 2023 Department Updates

Here's your monthly update about what's been happening lately at Des Moines County Conservation.

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written by Chris Lee, Executive Director
posted Monday, January 9, 2023

DMCC Blog Replacing Quarterly E-Newsletter

Now that the new county website has a blog function, the quarterly Wild River Ramblings e-newsletter has been scrapped. The content normally found in the newsletter will be delivered in regular blog posts.

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written by Chris Lee, Executive Director
posted Thursday, January 5, 2023

Watershed Coordinator is the Next Step for Big Hollow's Water Quality

The next step in the Big Hollow Lake water quality process to get someone hired to be the "point person" for the improvements in the watershed.

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written by Chris Lee, Executive Director
posted Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Fall 2022

Celebrate our volunteers, staff accomplishments, and upcoming autumn events!

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posted Monday, October 3, 2022

Summer 2022

This summer, show your support for our parks!

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posted Friday, July 1, 2022

Spring 2022

Summer is nearly here! Help us prepare for the warmer season in our parks by volunteering and supporting our programs.

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posted Friday, April 1, 2022

Winter 2022

Save the date for upcoming events, volunteer, and learn about our latest improvement projects.

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posted Monday, January 3, 2022

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