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The Dallas County Conservation Board will be doing maintenance and repairs on the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Dallas County. Please be patient with us as we continue to provide a quality trail for the public to enjoy.

On Monday & Tuesday, October 20 & 21, the trail will be closed for bridge repairs from H Avenue East to P-58.

Please stay away from the bridge sites during these times and be careful of workers and equipment in the area.

DO NOT go around or through an area of the trail that has been closed off.

Continue to watch our website for additional repairs to the trail. We will be working on repairs throughout the fall.

If you would like additional information about which areas of the trail are being worked on in Dallas County, please call the Dallas County Conservation Board office M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Ph. 515-465-3577.                                                                 

Protecting Your Garden for Winter  for more info
Sunday, October 26 ~ 1:00 pm
Forest Park Museum, Perry

Community Conversation on Prescription Drug Misuse & Water Quality
Sunday, October 26 ~ 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Forest Park Museum, Perry

Join us for a presentation on water quality issues and pollution prevention.

Click here to view our 2014 Fall Equinox Edition Newsletter


Trees Along the TrailCopy of Planting Trees Along the Trail
This photo shows Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB) staff members Mike Beeler, Doug Menz, Mike Murphy, and Doug Harlan standing next to one of the many trees that have been planted along the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) west of Waukee. This is part of the DCCB project called “Trees along the Trail”. Trees are being planted along sections of the RRVT, especially in areas that are wide open. Several trees were planted last fall and 38 trees were planted on May 7, 2014 by the DCCB staff. The trees planted this spring were made possible by a generous monetary donation from Mildred Miller. Also, Hoy Tree Farm donated 12 balled and burlapped trees for this project. Anyone interested in supporting the “Trees along the Trail” project in Dallas County can contact the DCCB office at 515-465-3577

2014 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

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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