Des Moines County Conservation

Additional Recreational Opportunities
2:24 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Des Moines County Conservation Adding Land

Big Hollow Recreation Area.

The Des Moines County Conservation Department hopes its newest addition will provide more recreational opportunities for residents.

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Requirement of Federal Grant
7:51 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Flint River Trail: Archeological Study

An archeological study is underway on the portion of the Flint River Trail highlighted in pink.

The exact route for a 20-mile hiking/biking trail being built through Des Moines County is still being determined.

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Ten Miles through Des Moines County
5:11 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Portion of Flint River Trail Opens

Ribbon-cutting for 10 mile stretch of Flint River Trail in central Des Moines County.

10 miles of the Flint River Trail in rural Des Moines County is officially open for hiking, biking and walking.

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Preparation for Emerald Ash Borer
11:29 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Des Moines County Conservation Report

The Des Moines County Conservation Department is looking for the next year to be just as busy as the previous 12 months.

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First Day was Feb. 1
2:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

New Leader for Des Moines County Conservation

Chris Lee

Chris Lee joined the Des Moines County Conservation Department in 2008.

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June 2012
7:38 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from June 2012.  

Time ran out on plans to build Shamrock Acres, a large scale hog farm proposed for southeast McDonough  County. Tri States Public Radio reported the story on June 13, one week before anyone else.

Also during the month, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the chairperson of the Lee County Board was defeated in the June 5 primary, and the Transit of Venus happened for the final time until 2117.

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Halfway Through Year-Long Celebration
6:48 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Des Moines County Conservation Turns 50

The new beach at Big Hollow Recreation Area

Des Moines County Conservation is honoring its past by looking to the future.  The agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Director Kim Perlstein says Des Moines County Conservation has eight full-time employees who oversee about 1,500 acres of public property.  Two key pieces are Starr’s Cave Nature Center and Big Hollow Recreation Area.

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