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Field Trips and Events

in Iowa

Events and volunteer workdays will be posted here and our Facebook page.  The Nature Conservancy in Iowa uses volunteers for many activities from assisting in the office to stewardship and prescribed burns. Volunteer workdays will be posted on this site as they are scheduled. Currently, the Conservancy in Iowa does not have a staff person dedicated to running the volunteer program at this time, therefore other volunteer requests will be posted on this site on an as-needed basis.


Special Events


  • Folsom Point Preserve Workday

    Folsom Point Preserve
    50365 Brohard Ave.
    Council Bluffs, IA

    Meet at main preserve gate, located at south end of preserve
    May 17, 2014

    Mel Wieben will be leading the workday which will focus on removing cedar trees and dogwood brush to improve and expand prairie habitat. Learn more


  • Clear Lake Clean Up Day

    Clausen's Cove
    Ventura, Iowa
    April 26, 2014

    As part of Earth Day North Iowa we are hosting a clean up day at Clausen's Cove. Join us in caring for this 250 acre property. Learn more


  • Clausen's Cove Hike

    Clausen's Cove
    Ventura, IA
    April 24, 2014

    Join us for a hike at Clausen's Cove before the North Iowa Green Expo. Learn more


  • North Iowa Green Expo

    Surf Ballroom
    460 North Shore Drive
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    April 24, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy will be participating in the North Iowa Green Expo alongside many other local exhibitors. For more information visit the Earth Day North Iowa website. Learn more


  • Downtown Earth Day Tour

    The Science Center of Iowa
    401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    April 19, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy of Iowa will be hosting a Nature Rock Scavenger Hunt at the Science Center's Downtown Earth Day. Families will have the opportunity to explore and learn about nature in the area surrounding the Science Center. For more information visit their w... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • General Volunteer

    Locations TBD
    January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Are you interested in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy? Join our new volunteer ambassador program and represent the Conservancy at events in and near your community. This newly launched program needs representatives from across the state, but particularly in D... Learn more


  • Photography Volunteers

    Any preserve in Iowa. 
    September 05, 2013 - September 04, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy is always in need of photos of our preserves. If you're an avid nature photographer, please consider visiting one of our preserves and sending us photos of landscapes, wildlife, or you and your family enjoying nature. Please send your photograp... Learn more


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