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Jefferson County Conservation Board, Fairfield, Iowa
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Elements Camps. Monday: June 13th & 27th and July 18th and 25th
Meets from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
3rd-6th grade. The ancient Greeks believed that there were four elements that everything was made up of: earth, water, air and fire. This summer we’ll explore, through hands-on activities, these four elements. This camp is spread out throughout the summer. It meets on four Mondays in June and July. June 13th will highlight fire; June 27th-Earth; July 18th - Air and July 25th-Water. Fee is $10 per session for $35 for all four.


Tadpole Camp. Tues., July 19th - Thurs., July 21st
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1st & 2nd graders. Tadpole camp celebrates everything that’s fun about the outdoors: walking on logs, searching for frogs and toads, exploring a stream, climbing grape vines! Each of the three days will involve exploration and hands-on activities. Meets at Jefferson County Park nature center. Fee: $30 ($15.00 if parent accompanies their child each day).

Nature Tots. Tues., July 26 & Wednesday, July 27
10:00—11:30 a.m.
4 & 5 year olds. Hands-on nature exploration. Plans are to get dirty, wet and muddy! Parent/Adult must accompany child. Limit: 12 children. Fee: $5.00.

Need more info? Call Therese at 472-4421, or e-mail to therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com


From the Director's Desk...by Dennis Lewiston

Enjoy Your County Parks This Summer! Did you know that every county in Iowa (99) has a county conservation board? The Iowa County Conservation system was established in 1955. Since that time, over 1,832 county conservation areas, encompassing over 193,624 acres have been established. 24 million park users spending 851.5 million dollars visit Iowa’s county parks each year.


Nature Talk... by Therese Cummiskey

Need more info? Call Therese at 472-4421, or e-mail to therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Jefferson County by acquiring, developing and managing public areas so that its citizens will have opportunities for quality outdoor recreation experiences, and to cultivate good land stewardship through natural history and environmental education activities.

Jefferson County Conservation Board, 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
Call: 641-472-4421    Fax: 641-472-7911   E-mail: jeffersonccb@lisco.com
Updated 06-29-16
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Making a wedding basket.


Creek Hiking.


Garter Snake climbing a Sycamore Tree.


Eastern Chipmunk.