The Dallas County Conservation Board Office will be closed
Monday, May 25. 

Forest Park Museum will be open 1-4:30pm Saturday, Sunday
 and Monday, May 23, 24, and 25.

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Tree planting 5-13-15     




May 13, 2015      
Dallas Co. Conservation Board staff members planting trees as part of the "Trees Along the Trail" project. Staff members left to right are: Mike Murphy, Cody Ridnour, Nick Boyle, and Greg Sieck
Monarch ButterflyWith over 3000 acres and 20 + sites comprised of parks, museums, wildlife refuges, hunting areas, boat ramps and
trails, Dallas County Conservation offers a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.
Use the links at left to explore what Dallas County Conservation has to offer!

Now is the time to contact your legislators to register your support for the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

The Trust Fund will provide a much needed permanent and constitutionally protected funding source for Iowa's natural resources, clean water, improved wildlife habitat. 

Please visit to find out who your Senator is, and then send along an email or call the Senate switchboard at(515) 281-3371 to ask to speak to him or her.  Do it TODAY!


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



Click here to view our 2015 Spring Equinox Newsletter


2015 Raccoon River Valley Trail Permits

The RRVT Permit Order Forms (Daily & Annual) can be found at each of the trail heads. Fill out the form along with your correct amount of money, drop it in the tube and the permit will be mailed to you; or download our Annual Permit Order Form:

Click here to download your Raccoon River Valley Trail Annual Permit Order Form

New!  You can use a credit card to purchase trail permits by stopping by the office or calling us at 515-465-3577.

Click to view Respect Public Property article by Mike Wallace, Director

This photo shows Dallas County Conservation Board receiving donations
to pave gravel trail crossings on the RRVT in Dallas County.
Gravel Crossing Donation Photo

From left to right in the photo:
Jim MillerDallas County Conservation Board member
Forest Ridgewayowner Bike World, $2400 donation
Mike Wallace Director, Dallas County Conservation Board
Danny Kruzicrepresenting Dee Zee Inc. ($2400 donation)
and representing a ($2400) donation from he and his wife Louisa.
Dan WillrichPresident, Raccoon River Valley Trail Association
There are still crossings that need to be paved. If you are interested in donating to pave all or part of a crossing for this project contact Mike Wallace, Dallas County Conservation Board, Director at 515-465-3577.

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 promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people. To encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural, historical, and cultural resources in Dallas County. To cultivate good citizenship through environmental education by providing natural, historical, cultural, and recreational programs to the public. To plan, acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, wildlife, and other conservation areas." 

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