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. FY17 membership donations raised over $20,000 to go towards the acquisition of the Ronald "Dick" Jordan Family Wildlife Area south of Ames. Roughly the same amount was contributed in FY18 and was put towards acquisition of Carroll Prairie north of Nevada.
All membership donations received in FY19 will go towards a new beach house at Hickory Grove Park. Construction will occur during the lake restoration. Plans include handicap accessible family-style restrooms, an outdoor rinse-off station, and an updated concession area. Part of the old beach house will be converted to an open picnic shelter.
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.