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Posted on: August 31, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Operation ReLeaf Is Back!

Story County Conservation has been selected as an Operation ReLeaf distribution site for fall 2012. In partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry and participating counties, Alliant Energy offers high-quality trees for just $25 to its residential utility customers.

Story County’s distribution date is Thursday, September 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Due to a scheduling conflict; the distribution site has been moved to East Peterson Park (55756 180th Street), northwest of Ames. Order forms and a list of fall distribution dates and locations are available at, or by calling 1-800-ALLIANT (1-800-255-4268).

Participants do not have to reside in Story County to purchase trees for this distribution date, but they must be residential customers of Alliant Energy and be able to pick up their trees on September 13. Depending on the species, trees are in #5-10 containers and range from 3-10 feet tall. There is a purchase limit of two trees per household, and advance orders are required.

An optional tree planting workshop is being offered at the distribution site. This short, free workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required via the Operation ReLeaf website ( Participants do not need to purchase a tree to attend this workshop.
For more information about this program, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. 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.

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Jolene Van Waus
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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