Linn County Conservation taking additional steps to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19

Posted:3/16/2020 Linn

LINN COUNTY, IA – March 16, 2020 Ensuring the health and safety of Linn County Conservation visitors and employees continues to be a top priority. The following measures are taking place to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

Wickiup Hill Learning Center is closed to the public until further notice.  All upcoming events in March, including Cat Week programs for the week, have been cancelled. Outdoor areas continue to be open sunrise to sunset. The Conservation Department can be contacted at 319-892-6450, 319-892-6485 (Wickiup Hill Learning Center), or conservation@linncounty.org.

Linn County Conservation’s open house regarding the Pinicon Ridge Park dam scheduled for March 24 at the Falcon Civic Center in Central City has been postponed. A date will be set in the future to hold this event.

Cedar Amateur Astronomers public program March 21 at the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center at Palisades-Dows Preserve at has been cancelled.

Conservation updates are provided at LinnCountyParks.com, or Linn County Conservation on Facebook or @LinnCoConserv on Twitter.   

Linn County Conservation Board continues to work in coordination with the Linn County Board of Supervisors and Linn County Public Health for recommendations and response to COVID-19. As information about COVID-19 continues to evolve, it is important to stay informed and get information from trusted sources.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit these websites:

Iowa Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Please visit Linn County’s website LinnCounty.org for local updates and related information.A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1.