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Posted on: July 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Adopt-A-Park Volunteers needed in Story County Conservation Parks & Areas

Are you seeking a way to get outdoors and be of service throughout the year? If so, several Story County Conservation parks, trails, and water accesses along the South Skunk River are in need of regular care. SCC Outreach Coordinator Tiffany Cornelius is currently seeking volunteers to take care of those areas through the Conservation department’s Adopt-A-Park program. Adopt-A-Park volunteers commit their own time to providing litter cleanup and other light duties at least once per month in a designated county park or area.

“Conservation staff really appreciates the time and effort Adopt-A-Park volunteers put into keeping the parks, trails, and water accesses in Story County beautiful year-round,” Cornelius said. “This program is a great opportunity for individuals, families, clubs, or businesses interested in spending time outdoors.”

Parks currently available for adoption include: Bear Creek & Pleasant Valley Road, Cooper’s Prairie Marsh, Hertz Family Woods & Nature Preserve, various areas at Hickory Grove Park, Jennett Heritage Area, Larson Marsh, Leopold Woods, O’Neil Prairie, and Wakefield Woods. Water accesses and trails available for adoption include: C.J. Shreck Access, various sections of the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail, Lekwa Access, Peterson Park Access, and various sections of the Praeri Rail Trail.

For more information about volunteering with the Adopt-A-Park program, contact Cornelius at 515-232-2516, or email her at View more SCC volunteer opportunities online at:

Story County Conservation manages over 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

Find more information about Story County Conservation online at or

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Tiffany Cornelius
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516

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