Conservation

Public Notice:

The Conservation Education Center has been closed to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Marr Park and other properties managed by WCCB will be open for "social distancing" practices. Please keep the tips/guidelines that Washington County Public Health and Washington County, IA Emergency Management have issued in mind if you do get out and about.

If you have an upcoming rental with us and are worried about the risk you could potentially be putting your guests in, please contact us by email, Facebook, or phone to reschedule or answer any questions you may have.
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Camping at Marr Park With Covid-19 Pandemic:

On Monday, April 6, 2020 Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation order to close all campgrounds until April 30, 2020.
WCCB has officially closed the campground at Marr Park, along with ALL PRIMITIVE CAMPING on all county property. The proclamation also included playground equipment, therefore all playgrounds are officially closed. Please call the Conservation Center if you have any questions. 


​2020 ​Summer Day Camps

Starting April 15, 2020, registration for WCCB day camps will be available. This year, we will be offering all day options in hopes of better accommodating working families. Camps will be based on Fall 2020 grade level. Stay tuned for registration form and camp themes.
2020 Summer Camps


Upcoming Events With WCCB 


The Washington County Conservation Board is aspiring to have one public program per month for the public to enjoy. Our upcoming events are as follows:

Hunter Education Course March 20-21 has been CANCELLED. We are looking to reschedule, but do not have a date at this time. Check back to our website or Facebook Page for any updates. 

April 26, 2020
 Join WCCB Naturalist for a hike at Clemons Creek at 1pm. We will explore the park while looking for wildlife enjoying the Spring weather. This event has been cancelled.

May 16, 2020 9am-11:30am
 WCCB is partnering with Mike Canas to provide a Fly Fishing program for kids and adults of all ages. Due to limited availability, please express interest by emailing naturalist Megan Jorgensen at 

wccbnaturalist2@gmail.com

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Meet outside the Mary Marr Lodge. 
All events are free to the public and open to all ages. 
Stay tuned for more upcoming events. 

June 27, 2020 WCCB will be hosting its 1st annual 5k at Marr Park. This one-of-a-kind race will include all off-road trails and beautiful scenery. Click on the registration link below to join! 
5k Registration