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 a night sky program earlier in December. This wonderful donation will be used by many to observe the night sky. Thank you to the Baird family and all our donors.
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
– Aldo Leopold
Jefferson County Conservation
2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: (641) 472-4421
Jefferson County Conservation is located in southeast Iowa and currently manages 12 parks, natural areas and trails which encompass nearly 1400 acres across the county.