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Relying on Nature

Nature is needed now more than ever. While the way we interact with others may be a little different right now in our world, the importance of getting outdoors and interacting with nature remains the same. Let nature become your refuge during this difficult time.

Polk County Conservation believes that our parks, trails, and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. Below are a few different ways that you can get out of your house while still practicing social distancing recommendations.

Trail Exploration - You will find approximately 50 miles of nature trails in our parks that are great for hiking, birding and wildlife watching, and mushroom hunting. We also offer similar mileage of multi-use paved trails that are great for biking, walking/jogging, or rollerblading. Click here to learn more about diverse trail systems and to print some maps. Camp - Unfortunately camping is on hold right…

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