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Conservation Events

  1. Photo Contest Submission Period

    March 5 - March 23 @ Conservation Center

    Do you enjoy taking pictures in Story County parks? Story County Conservation sponsors an annual photo contest to encourage the public to visit and photograph the beauty and recreational activities in SCC parks and natural areas. Categories include landscape, flora and fungi, fauna, and connecting people and recreation. Contest photos may be submitted March 5 - 23 at the conservation center; each photographer may submit up to three entries. Youth entries (18 years or younger) will be judged separately. Prizes will be awarded at the Spring Festival at McFarland Park on May 6! Photos from last year’s contest can be found on our Facebook page.

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  2. Environmental Literature Club- Session 2 of 3

    March 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wheatsfield

    Explore nature cozied up with a good book at Environmental Literature Club. Join naturalist Rebekah Beall at 7:00 p.m. at Wheatsfield Co-op (413 Northwestern Avenue, Ames) in their community room each month to discuss a different book focused on the human relationship with the environment. There is no fee to participate, however, you must purchase the books on your own to read prior to the monthly environmental literature club meeting. Registration for all 3 sessions is required by Sunday, February 4. February 15 - "The Home Place" by J. Drew Lanham March 15 - "A Sugar Creek Chronicle" by Cornelia Mutel April 19 - "Garbology" by Edward Humes

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