Upcoming Events

Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors (OWLS) – Easter Lake Park Improvements

  • October 1st, 2019 @ 11 am
  • Jester Park Lodge

Each first Tuesday of the month, Polk County Conservation hosts programming for Seniors (OWLS) to help give seniors a fun excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature. Nature programs start at 11 am at the Jester Park Lodge followed by an optional meal at 12 pm.

For the October OWLS program, park planner Adam Fendrick will discuss the recent efforts taken to restore the Easter Lake watershed to address water-quality issues and a poor fishery. He will discuss the work being done to educate the adjacent neighborhoods to install best management practices on private property within the watershed. The presentation will detail the in-lake mechanical dredging and methods used to improve the fishery. The Park now features a 440-foot-long pedestrian bridge part of a 4.2-mile trail that circles a newly renovated 165-acre healthy lake providing scenic views, habitat for wildlife, and a hub for many outdoor recreation activities.

An optional luncheon follows the program at noon in which pre-registration is required. Luncheon registration deadline is September 27. The cost of the catered lunch by The Radish is $10.  To register for lunch, click here.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer With Us! Each year we have a need for volunteers to help us clean up Yeader Creek, Easter Lake and Ewing parks, remove invasive species and more. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming event check out the events below or Contact the watershed coordinator. While we work on planning events and finding volunteers to participate, … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities