Botna Bend Park
Hitchcock Nature Center
Narrows River Park
Old Town Park
Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area
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KinderNature Preschool Programs
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The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board has a number of projects, programs and events happening through out the year. Click below for the latest articles, press releases and publications.
HNC HawkWatch Celebrates 20 Years
Hitchcock Nature Center celebrates 20 years of Hawkwatching and raptor research. What began as a trial hawkwatch in 1992 by Loren and Babs Padelford has grown to become one of the top 25 Hawkwatches in North America and one of four sites in the world that counts more than 500 bald eagles annually.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil - Raptors soar at Hitchcock
Raptors keep bird, mice, rabbit and other varmint populations down. But the majestic birds usually steer clear of small dogs or cats. So rest easy, pet owners. This was among the information members of Raptor Recovery Nebraska imparted on attendees at the annual Hitchcock Nature Center Eagle Migration event on Saturday.
Iowa's Spirit - Hawk Watchers: Eyes in the sky
They brave harsh weather and high winds just to get a glimpse of a bird. They're hawk watchers and their job is to count and document the birds. Iowa Spirits Daniel Johnson has more from the Hitchcock Nature Centers Observation Tower.
Iowa's Spirit - Monarch Tagging at Hitchcock Nature Center 2012
Participants at the 2012 Monarch Tagging event at Hitchcock Nature Center learned about the enchanting world of Monarchs and their migration to Mexico before learning how to properly catch, tag and release Monarchs.
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil - New trails, campground improvements planned with grant money at Botna Bend Park
Comprehensive improvements are planned at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, with a little help from an Iowa West Foundation grant.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil - Wohlers manages the land in the Loess Hills
Kody Wohlers works in the Loess Hills as a conservation technician for Pottawattamie County Conservation.
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