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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Grant Wood Trail Public Input Meeting to be held in Springville

GWT trail meeting

The Linn County Conservation Board will be hosting a public input meeting regarding the Grant Wood Trail. “There is interest in creating a trail connection to the city of Springville from the Grant Wood Trail,” said Dennis Goemaat, Conservation Board Exec...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Pinicon Ridge Park dam modification to begin this fall

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam

The Linn County Conservation Board has awarded a contract for improvements on the Pinicon Ridge Park dam located along the Wapsipinicon River in Central City just east of Highway 13. This project will address safety, fish habitat and river recreation pass...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Get Nuts with Linn County Conservation!

two acorns on an oak tree leaf

The Linn County Conservation Department is encouraging you to collect and share your nuts and acorns because nuts grow to be trees! Help the Conservation Department replant and restore the Linn County public woodlands by donating acorns and hickory nuts y...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

The Oak Hickory, August 2022

Cover of the Oak Hickory newsletter

The Oak Hickory newsletter is published three times a year by the Linn County Conservation Department. The August 2022 edition includes:

  • Morgan Creek Park reopens with updated features
  • New nature viewer at Wickiup Hill Learning Center
  • Grant Wood Tra...
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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Derecho Anniversary: 5 Ways to Build Resiliency

Monarch on a Coneflower

August 10, 2022, marks the two-year anniversary of the derecho, one of the costliest and most destructive thunderstorms in U.S. history. Many parts of Iowa were affected by the derecho’s sustained winds and gusts of 90-140 mph for up to 45 minut...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Grant Wood Trail Hard Surfacing from Waldo’s Rock Park to Oxley Road to Begin August 8

Picture of Grant Wood Trail that indicates trail closure from Waldo's Rock Park to Oxley Road

LINN COUNTY, IA –July 28, 2022- The Grant Wood Trail will be closed between Waldo’s Rock Park in Marion to Oxley Road starting August 8 for preparation followed by the application of asphalt on this 2.8 mile trail section. A two-month closure is expected ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Black Hawk County and Linn County Conservation to Receive $3.5 Million in Destination Iowa Funding

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

July 21, 2022 – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded $3.5 million jointly to Black Hawk and Linn County Conservation to pave 16 miles of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. This project would ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Morgan Creek Park Reopens with Updated Park Features and Natural Resource Enhancements

Ribbon Cutting at Morgan Creek Park 22 people.

LINN COUNTY, IA – June 3, 2022 – A celebration and ribbon cutting was held at the new Morgan Creek Shelter to mark the completion of a redevelopment phase of Morgan Creek Park, a 352 acre county park managed by Linn County Conservation. The new p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

700 Trees Planted in Wanatee Park on Arbor Day

Oak leaves

With help from the Conservation Corps Iowa, Linn County Conservation planted more than 700 native trees in Wanatee Park on Arbor Day, April 29, 2022. The new trees are part of years-long reforestation efforts following the 2020 derecho that caused signifi...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Linn County campgrounds to open April 15

campfire at park

LINN COUNTY, IA -April 4, 2022- The Linn County Conservation Department invites you to further connect with nature by spending some quality time outdoors camping this year. The popular modern campgrounds at Buffalo Creek Park, Morgan Creek Park, ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

Homepage Linn County Website

Linn County is pleased to announce that today it has officially launched its redesigned website. The new LinnCountyIowa.gov is easier to use and features a variety of enhancements to improve the customer experience and make doing business online with the ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Six sites at Wickiup Hill added to National Register

Linn County Conservation Logo

LINN COUNTY, IA – March 17, 2022 –The Wickiup Hill Natural Area, managed by Linn County Conservation, contains six sites that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The area is part of a 751 acre site northwest of Cedar Rapids within...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Linn County Conservation releases 2021 Annual Report

Linn County Conservation Annual Report 2021 first page

The Linn County Conservation Board has released its 2021 Annual Report, providing fiscal year 2021 information (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) as well Conservation program activity during the 2021 calendar year. 

COVID-19 has brought challenges for...

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