The Polk County Conservation Board, known as PCCB, was created by the voters of Polk County in 1956 to acquire, develop, and maintain areas devoted to conservation and public recreation.
Based on the landmark 1955 County Conservation Law passed by the Iowa State Legislature, the 99 county conservation boards in Iowa have developed one of the most successful conservation programs in the United States. It is impossible to imagine what Polk County would be like without a Conservation Board.
The 21 park and wildlife areas managed today by PCC (Polk County Conservation) are visited by more than 2.4 million people each year. These public recreation areas cover 14,000+ acres in the state’s most populous county. Throughout the past decade, PCC has devoted increasingly greater resources toward environmental education for Polk County residents.