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:

Per the Governor's proclamation, campgrounds will reopen on Friday, May 8th at 6:00am on a first come, fist serve basis. No campers, with the exception of campground hosts, will be allowed to inhabit a site prior to that time. Restrooms, Playgrounds, and the Shower House are now open. 


​New Displays

Nature Center Displays have been installed. Click the link to see the video McCullough Creative created. 


​2020 ​Summer Day Camps

 July Camps are happening! Day camp size will be limited to 8 campers. Please reach out to the Conservation Center at 319-657-2400 or the Naturalist at 319-461-2195 to see how many spots we have available. 
Kestrel (3rd & 4th Graders) July 13 - 17
Mink (5th - 7th Graders) July 20 - 25
Dragonfly (1st & 2nd Graders) July 27 - 31
2020 Summer Camp
2020 Summer Camp Registration Form


Upcoming Events With WCCB 


The Washington County Conservation Board has postponed or cancelled some of the upcoming public programs. 

RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 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
October 10, 2020 - Annual Halloween Hike: WCCB will be hosting the annual Halloween Hike with "Be A Conservationist" theme. More details to come.