Conservation


Covid-19 Updates:
The Conservation Education Center is open to the public. Masks are recommended and we ask that if you feel ill, please stay home. Please keep the tips/guidelines that Washington County Public Health and Washington County, IA Emergency Management have issued in mind if you do get out and about in any of our parks.

If you have an upcoming rental with us and are worried about the risk you could potentially be putting your guests in, please contact us by email, Facebook, or phone to reschedule or answer any questions you may have.
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Winter Wilderness Camp

This year, we will be offering a 3 day Wilderness Camp for 3rd grade and up students. This camp will be December 28th, 29th, and 30th from 9am-12pm. Registration forms are available here and the cost is $20. Please email wccbnaturalist2@gmail.com with any questions. 

Camping at Marr Park


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. 


Upcoming Events With WCCB 


Halloween Hike | Conservation Education Center \ October 16th at 6:00pm
WCCB Staff will be hosting their annual Halloween Hike on Saturday October 16th. This year will be the Tall Tale Trail where families will listen to Native American Tall Tales and participate in activities at each station. The hike will stay on the paved trail that loops around the Thomas Marr Mini Lake. 
Crafty Conservationists | Mary Marr Lodge | November 18th at 6:00pm
Come for a night of holiday crafting. This adult only event is limited to 15 participants and the cost is $10. Registration is available here.