Partners Membership

Connecting people with nature and improving natural resources – making Story County a great place to live, work, and recreate.

Partners are people who want to see Story County Conservation (SCC) achieve its mission.

Partners are people -- people just like you who want to make a difference .   When you become a Partner, you are joining a group that is willing to get involved to help complete goals which could not be accomplished without additional financial and volunteer support. Your tax dollars have built a terrific program and will continue to maintain it. But, in order to grow and complete new, larger projects, extra dollars are needed.

At the end of fiscal year 2020, Partners annual contributions tallied $22,399.89 (the best year in the history of the program!). Since Partners started raising funds for specific projects in 2017, over $80,000 has been raised to help purchase 224 acres of land, (Ronald  "Dick" Jordan Family Wildlife Area and Carroll Prairie) and update park facilities (Hickory Grove beach house). 

All monies received from memberships in FY 21 will be used to help purchase an amazing 35-acre tract of land along the Skunk River south of Story City. The property will be made open to the public once restoration efforts and a site plan are further developed. Your contribution will help make this possible. 

Be a part of It! Join Story County Conservation Partners today!    

Partners levels:
Red-tailed Hawk - $1,000 or more
Great Blue Heron - $275 to $999
Red Fox - $125 to $274 
Goldfinch - $70 to $124 
Otter (Family) - $35 to $69 
Great Horned Owl (Individual) $30      

Partners Corporations and Business Levels:
Monarch $250 to $999
Eagle - $1,000 or more

Each Partners membership receives invitations to the Partners meetings, a magnet chosen each year from the annual photo contest, and 10% off program registration fees and reservations paid online (some trips excluded). Red Fox membership level and above will be recognized on the wall in the conservation center.

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Donations (Memorial and other)

The Friends of Conservation Trust Fund allows you to donate to SCC in a variety of ways. You may choose to donate a particular item on our wish list or give a gift of money for a larger project. Commemorate a special occasion or remember a loved one with a gift.

Direct gifts of land or conservation easements are also welcomed and both are a great way to protect your wild areas from future development.

Some current wish list items:

Environmental Education Program

·         Animal furs and mounts                      (costs vary)

·         Kayaks                                                 $900 each

.     Large cinch sack

.     Backpacking sleeping pad

.     Bird seed and suet

Trail Equipment

·         Trail maintenance equipment          $30-$100  (each)

·         Chainsaw                                                $400

.     Volunteer work gloves

Heart of Iowa Nature Trail

·         Donations are needed for additional amenities (benches, signs, kiosks).

·         Matching funds are needed for grant applications towards trail improvements. 

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management

·         Seed collecting materials (bags, drying racks)


Your gifts to the Friends of Conservation Trust Fund are tax-deductible under U.S.C. section 170(c)(1). We recommend that you confer with your tax preparer for information on tax-deductible donations.<

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