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Learn more about the Poweshiek County Conservation Board.


The Poweshiek County Conservation Board will have one meeting each month. Usually, the Board will meet on the Tuesday preceding the second Thursday of the month at the Foster Center, which is located at the south entrance to Diamond Lake. The public is always welcome to attend.

About the Conservation Board

The purposes of the Poweshiek County Conservation Board, as established by law, are: "To acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public grounds, recreational center, county areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation."

In 1955, an Act of the Iowa Legislature created the county conservation system. The Poweshiek County Conservation Board was authorized by a vote of the people in 1956. The County Board of Supervisors appointed a five-member board to serve five-year terms. Conservation board members serve without pay and are only reimbursed for necessary expenses.

The funds for the Poweshiek County Conservation Board come from property taxes. The annual budget must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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