ABOUT POLK COUNTY CONSERVATION

Located in the state’s most populated county, Polk County Conservation manages 21+ parks, wildlife areas, and recreational trails. Polk County Conservation offers the public 
year-round education and recreation programs, volunteer opportunities, and trips. Explore and learn about Iowa’s natural heritage at the Jester Park Nature Center, plan a family picnic, golf 18 holes on a championship course or miniature golf course, canoe or kayak down the river, reel in a trophy fish, ride horseback along Saylorville Lake, use public hunting areas, bike on multi-use trails, and more.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

The Great Outdoors Foundation facilitates robust private fundraising to supplement Polk County Conservation’s efforts each year. Our investments are funneled into three areas of influence that come directly from our mission statement. The below table provides a snapshot of the programs we support and the way in which they deliver our promise to our support base. We are constantly evaluating and strategizing where to invest the funds we have been entrusted with to ensure maximum impact and desired outcomes, right here in your backyard.

Conservation Credits

Conservation Youth Corps

Easter Lake North Shore Development

Environmental Education Programs

Friends of Easter Lake Park

Friends of Jester Park

Horse Inspired Wellness

Nature Pass Program

PCC Internship Program

School Bus Scholarships

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Stewards of Brown’s Woods

Water Quality Advocacy

Restore Natural Spaces

Environmental Conservation

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

Foster Outdoor Recreation

Inclusion & Accessibility 

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Build Passion for Nature

Health, Education & Wellness

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

OUR VALUE

With intentional partnerships and targeted investments, we continue to increase the funding we provide for conservation and outdoor recreation in Polk County. Because of our faithful donors and sponsors, we are able to grow our footprint and impact each year, consistently connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to nature.

$ 0 M
LEVERAGED THROUGH PRELIMINARY FUNDRAISING
$ 0 K
INVESTED IN 2021 PCC INITIATIVES
$ 0 M
RAISED IN 2021 FOR CONSERVATION & OUTDOOR REC
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