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Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots and get ready to explore!

Find all 25 geocaches in county, state and city parks around Warren County. You can trade cards to complete your collection. Take a picture and bring your 25 cards and your photo to the Annette Center to receive the coordinate to the last cache challenge by November 1st, 2020.

All participates who successfully finish the challenge by November 1, 2020 will receive a prize and your photo will be posted on the Warren County Conservation Board Facebook page.

Find the rules and coordinates for the 2020 Warren County Park & Trails Geocaching Fish Adventure here.

 

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7/17/2020
-11/1/2020
 


Are you interested in going solar? Start by attending a free virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Warren County program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, 1 Source Solar. You have until September 30, 2020 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis. Co-hosted by Middlebrook Farm.

 

Grow Solar Warren County is offered by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Indianola Sustainability Committee, Warren County Economic Development, and the Cities of Indianola and Carlisle, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Warren County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

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8/3/202012:00pm to 1:00pmPeter Murphy


Brenda Easter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Sponsored by Simpson College.
 
When: August 5  9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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8/5/20209:00am to 10:00amBrenda Easter


Learn techniques to butcher and get the most for your freezer out of your pheasant, deer or turkey.

When: August 8  1 p.m.
Where: Annett Nature Center

Cost $15
Registration Required. Space Limited. 5 Participants Required to hold class -- 16 years of age and above. 

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8/8/2020 Annett Nature Center


Are you interested in going solar? Start by attending a free virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Warren County program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, 1 Source Solar. You have until September 30, 2020 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis. Co-hosted by Indianola Rotary

Grow Solar Warren County is offered by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Indianola Sustainability Committee, Warren County Economic Development, and the Cities of Indianola and Carlisle, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Warren County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

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8/12/20206:00pm to 7:00pmPeter Murphy


When:  July 25, August 15, September 19
  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  No Rain  Dates
Where: TruBank Parking Lot, 1401 N Jefferson (Across from Walmart), Indianola

Kid's  Pick * Wife's Pick * Door Prizes * 50/50 Drawing * No Entry Fee

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8/15/20204:00pm to 7:00pmFind Us On Facebook


Are you interested in going solar? Start by attending a free virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Warren County program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, 1 Source Solar. You have until September 30, 2020 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis.

Grow Solar Warren County is offered by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Indianola Sustainability Committee, Warren County Economic Development, and the Cities of Indianola and Carlisle, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Warren County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

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8/18/20206:00pm to 7:00pmPeter Murphy


This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topics that will help you be successful in your small business.

Attorneys Brent Hinders, Hugh Cain and Eric Updegraff will walk you through the seven key factors that should be considered in an effective employee handbook. This presentation is a creative reflection on lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride and how those topics relate to your handbook. It includes sections on sexual harassment (lust), discipline polices (gluttony), wage and hour/benefits policies (greed), attendance policies (sloth), non-violence policy (wrath), non-discrimination policy (envy) and failing to audit your handbook or document receipt (pride).

Hugh Cain is a shareholder attorney at Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, he has practiced in Iowa’s state and federal courts for over 35 years.

Brent Hinders has been practicing law in Iowa for over a decade. A graduate of Simpson College and Drake University Law School, Brent now practices in the areas of labor, employment, criminal, municipal and government law.

Eric Updegraff has practiced law in Iowa for 15 years. A graduate of Simpson College and the University of Iowa College of Law, Eric primarily practices in employment law, human resources, workers’ compensation, municipal and government law.

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8/26/2020 


When: August 29   5:30 p.m.
Where: Grant Park

Nature and Forest Therapy Guided Walk.
Unplug, slow down and experience mindfulness in nature during the gentle three-hour walk. Use your senses to explore Grant Park with Certified Guides with the Association of Nature and Fores Therapy Association.  The walk is base on Shinrin yoku or forest therapy that can provide many people many positive health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, decreased anxiety, increased focus, relaxation and a connection with nature.

See details, suggested bring-alongs, and register at www.warrenccb.org/events

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8/29/2020 


Are you interested in going solar? Start by attending a free virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Warren County program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, 1 Source Solar. You have until September 30, 2020 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis. Co-hosted by Indianola Chamber of Commerce.

Grow Solar Warren County is offered by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Indianola Sustainability Committee, Warren County Economic Development, and the Cities of Indianola and Carlisle, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Warren County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.
 


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9/2/202012:00pm to 1:00pmPeter Murphy


Are you interested in going solar? Start by attending a free virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Warren County program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, 1 Source Solar. You have until September 30, 2020 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis. Co-hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Grow Solar Warren County is offered by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Indianola Sustainability Committee, Warren County Economic Development, and the Cities of Indianola and Carlisle, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Warren County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

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9/8/20206:00pm to 7:00pmPeter Murphy


Thursday June 11 4-7PM 
This is a free event providing educational literature, activities, healthy snacks, demonstrations, and fun for people of all ages. 

Location to be announced at a later date.

Have a health or safety service to share? 
Contact Shala or Jodene at (515)961-1074 to participate. 


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9/10/20204:00pm to 7:00pmShala or Jodene


This year Friends of Warren County Conservation Board will hold the Prairie Picnic Auction online with Putney Auction.

To donate an item for the auction, visit this Website.

Auction items will be listed and available for bid September 12 - 29, 2020. 

All proceeds will benefit the redesign of the exhibit hall space at Annnett Nature Center.

You will need to set up a free online account at Putney Auction. So save the date and check out the Website and Facebook page for updates and a link to register to bid.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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9/12/2020
-9/19/2020
 


When: September 13 1 p.m.
Where: Annett Nature Center
Register by September 11 at www.warrenccb.org/events

When: September 19 1 p.m.
Where: Buxton Park
Register by September 17 at www.warrenccb.org/events

Discover more about Monarch Butterfles, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle, and their miraculous migration to Mexico.

A Warren County Naturalist will teach you to catch, determine gender, and tag the butterflies as part of a natural research program.

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9/13/2020 


When: September 13 1 p.m.
Where: Annett Nature Center
Register by September 11 at www.warrenccb.org/events

When: September 19 1 p.m.
Where: Buxton Park
Register by September 17 at www.warrenccb.org/events

Discover more about Monarch Butterfles, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle, and their miraculous migration to Mexico.

A Warren County Naturalist will teach you to catch, determine gender, and tag the butterflies as part of a natural research program.

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9/19/2020 


When:  July 25, August 15, September 19
  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  No Rain  Dates
Where: TruBank Parking Lot, 1401 N Jefferson (Across from Walmart), Indianola

Kid's  Pick * Wife's Pick * Door Prizes * 50/50 Drawing * No Entry Fee

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9/19/20204:00pm to 7:00pmFind Us On Facebook


This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topics that will help you be successful in your small business.

Regardless if your business is a solo venture or a company employing hundreds of people, including partnerships as part of your business growth strategy is absolutely essential. But when it comes to pursuing business growth through strategic “partnerships”, it is often focused on the mechanics of combining existing offerings and building the actual structure of the partnership. In this highly interactive session, Carlos and Jeff flip the script on how to approach partnership opportunities and walk you through the five steps that evaluates a partnership’s ability to repeatedly create new strategic growth opportunities through a creative-collaboration process.

Carlos Rojas is a design and innovation enabler whose passion for understanding customers has helped organizations shape the conditions that make them more adaptive, creative and prolific when solving modern business challenges. A builder at his core and now an entrepreneur and founder of Blue Bean, Carlos is known for his expertise in re-imagining all aspects of an organization and for effectively setting a clear and compelling enterprise strategy that creates new value propositions as well as expands current offerings reach and profit revenues.

As a professional problem solver, Jeff Reed takes on diverse and complex organizational challenges and pairs them with creativity, optimism and strategy to produce long term business solutions.

He is a leader in simplifying processes and enhancing company culture to increase bottom line profits through; establishing internal on-boarding and training strategies; reducing external expenses and inefficiencies, understanding target markets and capitalizing on opportunities; producing operational strategies to deploy company-wide; and having cross-functional training in business development, finances and project management.

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9/23/2020 


Business meeting begins at 11:00 AM with gardening Q&A and a cooperative lunch at Noon.  Program follows lunch at 1:00 PM.  Program is Soil Quality Restoration (SQR) presented by Tony Toigo with IDALS.  

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9/23/202011:00am to 2:00pmHeidi Folkestad


Ackworth Garden Club Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest is Saturday, September 26, 2020 and is open to all children K - 12 who reside in Warren County.  Did you grow the biggest pumpkin or giant sunflower in the county over the summer? 

If you completed the online registration form by June 30, 2020, dropped off your completed form at McCoy True Value Hardware, and picked up your seed packets then find out by weighing and measuring your entry. 

Judging for the contest will be held at the Warren County Log Cabin Days festival at Warren County Fairgrounds, 1400 W. 2nd Ave., Indianola, with check-in from 11:15 a.m. - Noon. 

Judging will be completed and winners announced after check-in closes but no later than 12:30 PM.  Ribbons and premiums will be awarded.
 

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9/26/2020 


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9/26/2020 


Do you think you can grow the biggest pumpkin or giant sunflower in the county?  Find out by registering for this fun gardening contest.

Pick up free pumpkin and sunflower seeds and registration forms at:
  • Indianola Parks & Rec plant sale on April 24 and 25.
  • Ackworth Garden Club Youth Container Gardening Class on TBD held at Warren County ISU Extension & Outreach office.
  • Ackworth Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th held at Moats Park.
  • Indianola Parks & Rec office after TBD.
Judging for the contest will be held at the Warren County Log Cabin Days festival on Saturday, September26h with check in from 11:00 AM - Noon.  Judging will be completed and winners announced after check in is closed but not later than 1:00 PM.. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded. 

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9/26/202011:00am to 1:00pmHeidi Folkestad


This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topics that will help you be successful in your small business.

Many business owners struggle to articulate themselves confidently and concisely — leaving the listener unsure what exactly they do. And likely, missing out one sales. The truth is, up to 80 percent of sales is storytelling, and a well-crafted elevator pitch can open the door to a valuable connection, partnership or referral. "Storytelling for Business: Crafting Your Elevator Pitch" will lead attendees through five questions every owner should be able to answer about their business, plus a practical, step-by-step approach to craft an elevator pitch they can start using today. Participants will walk away feeling confident in how to answer the question, “So, what do you do?" Plus, they'll be equipped to use networking to open the door to sales.

Mackenzie Ryan is a speaker, leader and chief storytelling officer at M Ryan Media, a marketing and public relations company dedicated to lifting up and sharing stories of businesses, nonprofits and personal brands to drive results. A former Des Moines Register journalist, Mackenzie has worked in five states, won a national journalism award, co-founded the Des Moines Storytellers Project and produced a TV documentary that went to 3 million households. Mackenzie lives in West Des Moines, enjoys hanging out with her fiance, Andy, her two future stepsons and their dogs, Maddie and Jax. She's an active member of Lutheran Church of Hope and is passionate about storytelling as a way to build connection and community, including running the e-magazine, Faith Stories Weekly, signup online at faithstorytellers.com.

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10/28/2020 


Business meeting begins at 11:00 AM with gardening Q&A and a cooperative lunch at Noon.  Program follows lunch at 1:00 PM.  Program is Pruning presented by Joe Jenkins, Jenkins Garden Market.  

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10/28/202011:00am to 2:00pmHeidi Folkestad


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