Conservation


Camping at Marr Park


As of January 1, 2022 the campground rate will increase to $20/night.
The campground offers 41 sites all with 50 amp electrical hook-up and water spigots. The Dump Station is located at the front of the campground. All sites are first come, first serve. If you would like to know how many spots are available at this time, please call the Conservation Center at 319-657-2400.

New Displays

Nature Center Displays have been installed. Click the link to see the video McCullough Creative created. 

Employment Opportunities

Naturalist Intern: 

Individual will be responsible for assisting the Washington County Conservation environmental education team. Will work a non-standard work week, assisting with development and implementation of lesson plans, field trips, day camps, and other public programs. Assistance with animal care, including cleaning and proper handling, and assistance with conservation center duties as requested.
Requirements: valid Iowa driver’s license, minimum age of 18, and interest in conservation or environmental Education. Please note: preference will be given to Washington County students considering an Environmental Education-related career.
Position period will not be before April 1, 2022 nor after August 17, 2022. This is an AmeriCorps sponsored position. A Living Allowance and Education Award will be provided upon completion of the internship.
Apply here. Please submit applications, cover letter, and resume to WCCB by May 13 2022. 



Upcoming Events With WCCB 

 
Summer Day Camps
The registration will go live on April 1, 2022. Links to registration are listed below:
-Archery Camp
-Tadpole Camp
-Mink Camp
 
Toddler Time
Discuss Spring Babies with our naturalist! This event will include reading and an activity. Begins at 9:30am at the Conservation Education Center.
Toddler Time
This month, we will be learning all about animal scat! A short reading and then some examples will be passed around (in containers). Begins at 9:30am at the Conservation Education Center. 
Movie in the Park
Join us for the first outdoor movie of the season! Beginning at dusk (around 8:30pm) at Shelter 3, we will be showing The Great Outdoors (1988). Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite snack and drink!