Friends of Johnson County Conservation
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Explore & Discover
Johnson County Conservation-owned areas provide interesting places for exploration all over the county, enhanced by continued growth in our county-wide trail systems.
Some of the activities you can enjoy at JCC-managed properties include: picnicking, birdwatching, nature study, photography, hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, camping, kayaking/canoeing, and above all enjoyment of time spent int the great outdoors.
We encourage people of all ages to get out and enjoy nature. Whether you attend events organized by staff and volunteers or choose to explore the many miles of trails and park areas by yourself, you may just be surprised to see all there is to enjoy right here in Johnson County!
The Johnson County Conservation staff do a fantastic job. Friends of Johnson County Conservation currently serves as a philanthropic partner but we hope to soon expand our support of JCCB staff by recruiting and organizing community volunteers.
Do you benefit from the wonderful resources JCC work so hard to provide? If so, check back here soon or join us on Facebook to find out how YOU might be able to help JCC!
We believe that fulfilling our goals in support of Johnson County Conservation benefits everyone who uses these properties, both county residents and visitors alike. We can’t do it without your help!
Please join us today as a member. Membership in Friends of Johnson County Conservations is affordable–choose your level of engagement! Membership fees and donations go into a fund that Johnson County Conservation staff can use for their needs. In the past this has included things ranging from purchase of birdseed for the bird blind to the purchase of kayaks and snowshoes to expand JCC’s seasonal programming.
We can’t accomplish our goals without your participation! THANK YOU!
About Friends of Johnson County Conservation
We are a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization.
Kent Park Birdwalk 10 16 19 Oct 16, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Traveling 1.5 mile(s) 6 Birders 23 species (+3 species on my way home) Today was another not particularly pleasant day to be birding. It was on the dark side – most birds appeared to have no color, which made...
Oct 2, 2019 8:14 AM - 9:49 AM 1.0 mile(s) Birder 3. Birds 17: Canada Goose 5, Accipiter sp. 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 20, Blue Jay 11, American Crow 4, Black-capped Chickadee 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5, European Starling 10,...
Iowa City Butterfly Count 2019 by Chris Edwards On Monday 7/22, 2 people joined me on the annual Iowa City Butterfly Count as part of the North American Butterfly Association's 4th of July Butterfly Count Program. The count was postponed from the original date...
F.W. Kent Park Sep 4, 2019 7:54 AM 1.60 miles, 136 Minutes 5 birders 34 species: Trumpeter Swan 1, Wood Duck 5, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2, American White Pelican 236 [218, 3, 15 birds], Turkey Vulture 1, Red-headed Woodpecker 3, Red-bellied Woodpecker 4,...
There were 3 Birders and we walked 1.5 miles. This week's Crew17 species: Wood Duck 7, Mourning Dove 10, Bald Eagle 1, Red-headed Woodpecker 8, Northern Flicker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 [heard calling as we were getting ready to leave], Great Crested...
Gotta love Kent Park!
We’ve Come a Long Way