Des Moines County Conservation

Des Moines County Conservation Adding Land

Jul 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

In The Tri States

Jun 30, 2012

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.

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.