Conservation Partners Program
Partners Membership Program
Story County Conservation Partners is a membership program, which was started in 1996 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find new ways to support conservation efforts in Story County. Join Today!
Partners has three goals:
- To develop a network of supporters and volunteers.
- To increase public awareness, information, and appreciation for Story County parks, natural areas, programs, and activities.
- To secure supplemental financial resources to help Story County Conservation (SCC) achieve its mission.
Each year the advisory committee, with input from the conservation director, selects a project to receive Partners membership donations. Since Partners started raising funds for specific projects in 2017, over $80,000 has been raised to help purchase 224 acres of land (Ronald “Dick” Jordan Family Wildlife Area and Carroll Prairie) and update park facilities (Hickory Grove beach house).
At the end of fiscal year 2020, Partners annual contributions tallied $22,399.89 (the best year in the history of the program!).
All monies received from memberships in FY 21 will be used to help purchase an amazing 35-acre tract of land along the Skunk River south of Story City. The property will be made open to the public once restoration efforts and a site plan are further developed. Your contribution will help make this possible
All Partners members receive a 10% discount on all programs and building rentals (does not apply to alcohol/wine fees or deposits, camping, or boat rentals).
Provides SCC staff with suggestions and input on all major aspects of the Partners organization. The committee meets four to six times per year.
Agendas are available the Monday prior to each meeting.
Minutes are also available following approval.
Partners are people - people just like you who want to make a difference. When you join Partners, you become part of a bigger picture, a picture that cant be complete without you.