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Polk County Conservation

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment


11204 NE 118th AveMaxwell, IA 50161 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Polk County Conservation's mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.


Volunteering with Polk County Conservation
Located in the state’s most populated county, Polk County Conservation manages over 16,000 acres of parks, wildlife areas, and recreational trails. View the complete list here. Volunteerism with PCC focuses on hands-on restoration and preservation of high-quality natural areas as well as participation in ongoing construction and maintenance projects in our parks, trails, and waterways. Volunteers work alongside conservation professionals, learn about the Iowa landscape, and participate in projects that yield immediate results. Key volunteer focus areas include:

  • Seed harvesting
  • Invasive species removal
  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Native garden maintenance
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Water monitoring


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