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Posted on: April 2, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Conservation Center Open on Sundays!

The Story County Conservation Center will be open to visitors on Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. These seasonal hours will begin April 7 and continue through October 27. Volunteers serve as center hosts, greeting and assisting visitors. The Story County Conservation Center is located at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames.

Bring your family out and enjoy McFarland Park. Hike or bike the numerous trails around the park, or go fishing on our 6.5 acre lake. Inside the center, visitors will enjoy photo and educational displays and an air-conditioned bird viewing area. Complimentary state and county brochures are available in the lobby.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email or visit or

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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Tiffany Cornelius
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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