Upcoming Public Programs
Upcoming Public programs have been cancelled, including the Spring Into Summer Dutch Oven Cook Off for 2015
From the Director's Desk...by Dennis Lewiston
Update. The Jefferson County Conservation Board had another busy year. Campers from 28 different states visited Jefferson County Park and paid over $22,000 in camping fees. $4,521 was collected in camping fees at Mac Coon Access and $1,645 at Round Prairie Park. The JCCB recorded 119 shelter reservations this past summer collecting $2,200 in rental fees. There were also 52 cabin reservations with $5,670 collected in rental fees. Therese Cummiskey worked with 166 groups (3,723 individuals) in naturalist-led programs from July of 2013 through June of 2014.
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. For some interesting facts on Iowa's County Conservation Boards check out this winter's newsletter. You can find the newsletter link at the top of this page.