Donation of time, talent and treasure.

Polk County Conservation welcomes gifts of time, talent, and treasure to be used for the sustainability and enhancement of our parks and trails for present and future generations. Below are the different ways you can make a difference:

·        Donate through the Commemorative & Memorial Gift Program

o   Tribute Gift: Leave a lasting tribute in your favorite park in accordance with the values shared by the person you wish to celebrate.

o   Scholarships: Provide a child with an outdoor experience that they will remember for a lifetime!

o   Donations: Contributions of any amount can enrich people's experiences in the great outdoors.

·        Volunteer Click here to visit our website at

o   Individuals and Groups

o   Corporate Teams

·        Donate through the Great Outdoors Foundation

o    The Great Outdoors Foundation is the non-profit organization that benefits Polk County Conservation. Its mission is to provide high quality, healthy living for Greater Polk County through expanded open space, restored landscapes, greater recreation and outdoor education opportunities. 

To find out more about how to donate through the Great Outdoors Foundation, click hereThank you for your support of Polk County Conservation.

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Help Fund the Lithic and Historic Artifact Exhibit at the Jester Park Nature Center

Donations are being sought to create a lithic (stone) artifact exhibit at the Jester Park Nature Center to educate visitors about the history of Iowa’s Indigenous people. The exhibit is anticipated to open to the public in the spring of 2022. To donate and learn more visit, your visit/exhibits

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Dump Station Free Will Donation

Free-will donation which goes towards maintenance of our Polk County Conservation Parks.

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