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Navigate the Wilds - Compass and GPS

  • Date: 04/26/2014 1:00 PM
  • Location: Kuehn Conservation Area

    When you learn to read a map, compass and GPS you are prepared to go places where most humans will never allow their eyes to sweep the landscape.  Learn the basics of reading a topographic map, pair that with a compass and the ultimate in "bread crumbs" Hansel and Gretel, learn to use a hand-held GPS.  You will put your skills together to hike the wilds of Kuehn.  Bring water, a snack, bug repellent, and good hiking shoes.  This program requires hiking off trails through prairies, woodlands and hills.

Cost:$4/person.  Space is limited.  Registration is required for this program.  Please contact our office for more information or to register: 515-465-3577 or (please include the number of adults/children and a contact phone number in your email).


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The 2014 Raccoon River Valley Trail Permits are available!
To obtain your 2014 Raccoon River Valley Trail permit, please visit our office.  
Permits are required for individuals 18 years and over.  Cost: $10 annually.

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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