Conservation

​2019 Summer Day Camp Registration

Day Camp Registration has arrived! Click on the links below for the camp schedule and registration form. 
http://co.washington.ia.us/DocumentCenter/View/1521/Summer-camp-flyer
http://co.washington.ia.us/DocumentCenter/View/1523/2019-Camp-Registration

 Board Members
There are 5 volunteer members who serve on the Washington County Conservation Board (WCCB) in Washington County, Iowa. Members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serve 5-year terms. Current Board members are:
  • Craig Capps
    President
    City: Kalona
    Term: 2009-2023
  • Barb Donkersloot
    Vice President
    City: Washington
    Term: 2012-2021
  • Bill Nickell
    Member
    City: Wellman
    Term: 2011-2020
  • Stan Stoops
    Member
    City: Washington
    Term: 2018-2022
  • Kim Prier
    Secretary
    City: Ainsworth
    Term: 2018-2019
Staff


The board sets policies implemented by the staff of 5:

Purpose


  • To acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of Washington County the public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation area
  • To promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people of Washington County
  • To encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources
  • To cultivate good citizenship by providing programs of public recreation

Budgeting


The annual operating budget of the Conservation Board is just over $300,000 through Washington County's general fund. Money is also received through REAP (Resource Enhancement And Protection Act) funding and through revenues generated by user fees, crop sales, and other income.

The Washington County Conservation Board manages nearly 2,100 acres of land within the county.