Story County Conservation56461 180th Street, Ames
The Conservation Center at McFarland Park is closed but all County parks are open to the public. Use of the Story County Conservation Center and indoor programming is following an approach adopted by the Story County Conservation Board. Staff are available by phone or email to provide information and assistance.
Contact information for all Story County Elected Offices and Departments is available at the right. Many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, use of drop boxes, or over the phone.
Story County encourages conducting business with the County remotely whenever possible.
Offices and Departments
Animal Control & Shelter (515) 382-3338
Story County's top priority remains the safety of employees and the public.
The County will continue to evaluate operations and adjust services and safety measures as needed.
COVID Vaccine Status Update from Story County Public Health
Week of February 22, 2021
Story County Public Health has been allocated 1,075 doses for the week of Feb. 22. Of these, approximately 500 doses will be used by Story County Public Health for the Tier 1 group (school staff, first responders) and rest of the allocation will be distributed to McFarland Clinic, Story County Medical Center, NESCO Family Medicine Clinic, UnityPoint Huxley, and Primary Health Care for people 65 and older. Iowa State University will also receive some to begin vaccinating campus daycare providers, who are covered under Tier 1. Some pharmacies will be receiving vaccine from state and federal sources. Please refer to the listings on Story County Public Health's vaccination updates page for more information about these organizations’ vaccine plans.
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