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Posted on: July 17, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Letting of Bids Authorized for Haying at Story County Parks

The Story County Conservation Board is requesting bids for the harvest of prairie hay at McFarland Park, East and West Peterson Park and Christiansen Forest Preserve.

Harvesting of prairie hay includes only selected areas at McFarland Park, East and West Peterson Park, and Christiansen Forest Preserve. The designated areas at McFarland Park and East/West Peterson Parks will be bid as one lot. The approximate combined area at McFarland and East/West Peterson Parks is 18 acres. The approximate area at Christiansen Forest Preserve is 5.85 acres. Vegetation must be mowed at a height not less than 6”-8". Hay must be cut and removed from sites by September 15, 2014.

Interested parties are asked to provide a bid for the amount they will pay Story County per acre. Bids will be awarded to the highest responsive bidder by lot.

Bids should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. July 25, 2014, to our office at McFarland Park (Fax 515-232-6989). For questions or more information, contact Amy Yoakum, natural resource specialist, at 515-232-2516 or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Amy Yoakum
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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