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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Derecho Debris Removal from Waterways

Tree debris under a bridge

Linn County has approved a contract with Ceres Environmental, Inc. to remove derecho storm debris from waterways in Linn County. The primary goal of the project is to protect infrastructure and waterways by removing debris from natural waterways that coul...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mowing Roadside Vegetation Prohibited Until July 15 to Protect Roadside Habitats

Roadside Mowing Prohibited

The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents that state law prohibits mowing roadside vegetation in the rights-of-way or medians on any primary highway, interstate highway, or secon...

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Let's go Camping!

camping at Linn County Conservation

Linn County Conservation campgrounds will open for the season at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 9. Whether you have been anxious to reconnect with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle, or spend some quality time with family, Linn County Conservation has s...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

Linn County was not...

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

Trees ready for planting

In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Linn County Conservation announces reopening of Wickiup Hill Learning Center

WickiupHill Learning Center in winter

LINN COUNTY- IA  March 1, 2021 Linn County Conservation’s Wickiup Hill Learning Center is reopening on a limited basis. To reduce community spread of COVID-19, additional protocols have been implemented at the nature center to ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation unveils 2020 Annual Report

Annual Report 2020 cover page

The Linn County Conservation Board is pleased to unveil its 2020 Annual Report, which highlights financial information recorded during fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020), as well as work activities during the 2020 calendar year.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation renames area Wanatee Park

Wanatee MAP

LINN COUNTY, IA September 28, 2020 – A thorough review of the name and reference of “squaw” has led the Linn County Conservation Board to approve changing the name Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park. After research and consideration of the park’s 9...

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