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Posted on: December 1, 2022

McFarland Lake Renovations are Underway

McFarland Renovation zone closure map

McFarland Lake Renovations are Underway

McFarland Lake, built in the 1940s, has never seen any large-scale updates or construction – until now. The average impounded lake in Iowa has a “healthy” lifespan of about 30 years and ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Beat the Blues Winter Activity Marathon

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SCC Winter Marathon

Challenge yourself to complete a full marathon - 26 miles of fun! Between January 1 and March 1 you can walk, run, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or play outside for 30 ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Controlled Goose Hunt at Hickory Grove Park

Canada geese

CONTROLLED GOOSE HUNT AT HICKORY GROVE PARK

Story County Conservation is offering a controlled goose hunt to reduce the numbers and amount of time that geese use the lake as a fall and winter refuge.  Large goose populations contribute to the bact...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Recycle cellphones and other devices at Conservation Center

recycle cell phones

A critical component in smartphones and other devices is a substance called coltan. 80% of the world’s supply of coltan is found directly in the center of gorilla habitat in the Congo. Mineral mining for smartphones has fueled bloody conflicts a...

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