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N.O.T.T. (Naturalist On The Trail) In My County
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:30 to 10am, there will be a Naturalist on the Raccoon River Valley Trail between Waukee and Adel ready to talk with you about the nature you are seeing along the trail.

Economic impact field surveys on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

News Release

June 24, 2016

Beginning the weekend of June 25th the Dallas County Conservation Board will begin phase 2 of its economic impact survey of trail use on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  A team of students from Iowa State University representing CyBIZ Lab will begin doing field interviews on the trail.  They will primarily concentrate their efforts at trailhead areas on the weekends and evenings.  The field surveys will continue over the next several weeks.

The Iowa State University CyBIZ Lab provides the opportunity for cross functional teams of undergraduate and graduate students to work on business and organizational projects. Students gain hands-on experience working to solve real business problems, and companies and organizations receive potential solutions to business issues from a perspective outside the company.

Please help us with our survey efforts by participating with the ISU CyBIZ student team on this project.  Results from this trail study will help us enhance the quality, economic value, and tourism opportunities of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and its associated communities.

Thank You!

Dallas County Conservation Board


Hunter Education Class
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 ~ 8:00 to Noon
Forest Park Museum, Perry
This class requires successful completion of the online class section. Please bring the completed certificate with you to this class.
Register online at:
Classroom space is limited: pre-registration is required. Please have the following information ready when registering: date of birth, Social Security Number, mailing address and telephone number.


Many weekends available to reserve the Dayton Stagecoach Inn or Glissman Lodge for a relaxing, get away.  Call the Conservation Board office at 515-465-3577 for availability.


The DCCB 2016 Summer Solstice Edition Newsletter is available here. 


RRVT Trail Permits Available Online
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!


"Let's Connect!" Get more information on the Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Project!


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.”