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!

Theresa Perry, Joy. 1st place Connecting People and RecreationPartners 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.

Supporting Conservation

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 $60,000 has been raised to help permanently protect habitat in Story County. 

At the end of fiscal year 2021, Partners annual contributions tallied over $30,000 (the best year in the history of the program!). 

 All monies received from memberships in FY22 will continue to be used to help purchase an amazing 35-acre tract of land along the Skunk River south of Story City (Story County Conservation has $89,505 left on the contract purchase). 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.

Partnership Perks

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).

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.