Conservation

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Ray Yaros Presentation
Sunday, August 17 ~ 1:30 p.m.
Forest Park Museum, Perry

Noted art photographer Ray Yaros will give a presentation on his unique photographic style and explain his works displayed at Forest Park Museum. These works were commissioned by Dallas County philanthropist Jerry Kuehn. They depict the Kuehn Conservation Area and the Raccoon River Valley in Dallas County. Please come join us for this special occasion
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Hunter Education Class
Raccoon Valley Sportsman Club - Adel
Saturday, September 6, 2014 ~ 8 am - Noon

Registration closes noon Thursday, September 4, 2014.
This Class requires successful completion of the online class section.
 Please bring the completed certificate with you to this class.
Call 515-465-3577 with any questions.

REGISTER ON LINE at https://www.iowadnr.gov/
Go to Hunter Education – Online Registration - Education Programs
Enter "Dallas" in space for County and "September" in space for month

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 phone number
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Click here to view our 2014 Summer Solstice Newsletter

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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

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

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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.
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Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220
515-465-3577
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Email: conservation@co.dallas.ia.us
Website: www.conservation.co.dallas.ia.us

   

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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