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The Math, Science and History of the Native American Tipi
Sunday, October  11 ~ 1 - 3 pm
Kuehn Conservation Area
Participants will set up a 12-foot Plains style tipi from start to finish.  This includes lifting poles, walking rope and helping with the cover.  We will discuss materials used in tipi construction, physics behind its structure and history of the people who used this dwelling. Reservations are requested for this event.  

The RRVT is a marvelous place to be this time of year! 
No monarch butterflies were seen along the RRVT on Saturday, October 3, for the last NOTT (Naturalist On The Trail) program of 2015 but what a great time for wildflower seed collecting! Those migrating monarchs and our other pollinating insects could use your help in increasing the number and variety of fall flowers that provide nectar. The wildflower plots by the Adel brickyards are full of aster, native sunflower and the much loved pitcher sage plants and seeds. Spread some of these seeds in your yard or ditch and help us help the pollinators!

Waukee Road Closure Will Detour NE Dartmoor Motorists
Raccoon River Valley Trail Users 

Waukee, Iowa—Beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, NE Dartmoor Drive will be closed at the intersection north of West Hickman Road for reconstruction and paving.

This means that motorists needing to access NE Dartmoor Drive as well as Raccoon River Valley Trail users in the area will need to utilize a short detour. The detour will be as follows:

Motor vehicles – All traffic intending to reach NE Dartmoor Drive will turn north at NE Carefree and then turn east on Venture Drive to access NE Dartmoor Drive.

Bicyclists and pedestrians:

  • From the east – All traffic will turn north onto the NE Dartmoor sidewalks, then turn west on Venture Drive and then south on NE Carefree.

  • From the west – All traffic will turn north onto NE Carefree, then turn east on Venture Drive and then south on NE Dartmoor sidewalks.

Weather dependent, this road closure will continue through October 25th. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Waukee Public Works Office at (515) 978-7920.

 Hickman - NE Dartmoor Detours 9.25-10.25


RRVT Trail Permits Now Available Online
Dallas County Conservation Board now 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!


The DCCB 2015 Fall Equinox Edition Newsletter is available here. 


"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 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."