County Offices CLOSED Monday May 29th in Observance of Memorial Day

Planning and Zoning Offices CLOSED Tuesday May 30th for Relocation


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Food Preservation 101

Sunday, June 4  1:30 pm

Forest Park Museum

Planting a vegetable garden this year? Want to learn how to preserve your produce safely at home? Preserving foods at home is not difficult, but it does require following research-based recipes. Even if you have been a home food preserver for years, come and learn the latest recommendations about canning, dehydrating and freezing. Find out which preservation method is right for you. All class participants will receive a list of accurate, reliable, safe preservation resources and be able to examine food preservation supplies and equipment on display. Samples of home dried fruit will be served. FREE.

Registration is required for this program.


Kids Concert

Friday June 9th

11:00-12:00 A.M.

Voas Nature Area, Minburn

Bring your children and enjoy a free summer outdoor concert. These will be fun and educational nature songs with a sing-a-long component. Learn how “Dirt Makes Your Lunch” and “Bats Eat Bugs”. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the park for the remainder of the afternoon.  What a great way to kick off the summer! Free! 

Registration is required for this program


Exploring the Deep

Wednesday, June 14


Voas Nature Area, Minburn

Join a DCCB naturalist and explore the unseen world that lurks just below the surface of a wetland. We will collect insect larva in shallow water with nets and examine them in an aquarium. We will learn how insects act as indicators of water quality. Wear old shoes and clothes. Free Registration is required for this program



“Dallas County Conservation is looking for dedicated groups, families, or individuals willing to adopt a  section of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  We currently have four sections open for adoption. Adopt-A-Trail .   These sections listed below alongside the map may be broken down into smaller practical sections if needed. 

This is a list of what we are looking for from the adopting entity:

 1.  Name of sponsor and contact info

2.  Type of work willing to preform(litter removal, vegetation control or removal, etc.)

3.  Signed application form agreeing to DCCB’s rules and regulations pertaining to adopt-a-trail entities

***For a copy of the application form please email***

 If this seems like something that you, your group, or family would be interested in please call or email Curt Cable. or 515-202-6162.  He will get you set up with the proper paperwork and answer any questions you may have.

************************************************************************************* Raccoon River Greenbelt Newsletter - Spring Equinox 2017 Here


RRVT Trail Permits Available Online - 2017 Permits are available!
Dallas County Conservation Board offers you the convenience of purchasing your Raccoon River Valley Trail permits online. Click on "Annual Trail Pass" on the upper left hand side. Very easy!


Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm


Mission Statement

"To protect, preserve, and enhance our natural resources by providing opportunities to improve the public’s quality of life through environmental education, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation.”

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