Linn County Conservation

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  • 4 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday of each month
  • Wickiup Hill Learning Center
    10260 Morris Hills Road
    Toddville, IA 52341
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  • Lu Barron, President
  • Mike Wyrick, Vice-President
  • Kristin Eschweiler, Secretary
  • Hillary Hughes, Member
  • George Kanz, Member
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About the Board
Your county conservation program is supported by a property tax levy through the board of supervisors. In addition, user fees, state and federal grants, as well as gifts and donations are used to supplement the budget. The variety of activities and areas available makes enjoyment of the outdoors possible for people of all ages and interests. As a resident of Linn County, these areas are yours to use and enjoy as often as you like!

The Linn County Conservation Board - since being established by an overwhelming vote of the people of Linn County in 1958 - has acquired a total of 27 areas and approximately 7,000 acres as places to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and recreate in the outdoors. Linn County Conservation Department offers parks, natural areas, preserves, historic sites, wetlands and many educational and recreational opportunities.

The Cedar and Wapsipinicon rivers flow from northwest to southeast across the county and offer many boating, fishing and diverse water recreation opportunities. Each year, the one million plus visitors to the Linn County parks provide an economic impact to our various local economies in excess of $20 million.

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Board History
The Linn County Conservation Board, as well as the other 98 county conservation boards in the state of Iowa, is possible because of the County Conservation Law passed by the Iowa State Legislature in 1955. That law, Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa, gave counties the ability to create a county conservation board. The program is intended to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available museums, parks, preserves, recreational centers, forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, in order to promote the health and general welfare of the people, encourage the conservation of natural resources, to cultivate good citizenship by providing programs of public recreation and for participation in watershed, drainage, and floor control programs for the purpose of increasing the recreational resources in the county.

Under the jurisdiction of the Code of Iowa, the Linn County Conservation Board was established by popular vote in 1958. The role of the Conservation Board is to provide general oversight and make policy decisions to direct the conservation program.