Entries by Naturalist

Raptors of the River Cancelled Due to Forecast

The Raptors of the River program scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at 10:00am at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park has been cancelled due to the forecasted snow and winter weather. We will reschedule at a later date. Thank you for understanding.

Summer Camps

Join Jefferson County Conservation for a summer of fun! We have a great line up sure to peak your outdoor adventurers’ interest! Please note, these camps are set up for students who will be entering the listed grade during the summer. 4 & 5 Years Caterpillar Camp 1st-2nd Tadpole Camp 2nd-3rd Nature Detectives 3rd-5th Astronomy […]

New Cabin Rates

The Jefferson County Conservation Board increased the camping cabin rates in Jefferson County Park to $65 per night with a weekly rate of $420. The rates have not increased in over 10 years. The increase was passed in anticipation of the online reservation system which park staff are working to implement. At this time, reservations […]

Sub-Zero Survival

KYOU stopped by during the January Sub-Zero Survival program. Participants who are in 5th-7th grade were taught how to build survival shelters and start fires with only matches. Both activities allowed participants to test out their survival skills.

This short clip gives watchers a glimpse into the program!


New Telescope

Jefferson County Conservation recently purchased a new telescope for programs. The funds came from several donations which largely included memorial funds from Barney Baird. Barney was one of the original members of the Jefferson County Conservation Board. Barney’s wife Verda, son Randy, and daughter-in-law Jan are pictured with Naturalist Brittney Tiller behind the telescope during […]


New Entrance Sign at Jefferson County Park

Thanks to the family and friends of Don and Maxine Angstead, Jefferson County Park has a new entrance sign. During the fall of 2019 the maintenance staff were able to install the sign with the help of the Jefferson County Roads Department. The photo was taken by Joseph Stanski (c)JosephStanski.com.