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Iowa Hunter Education Courses:

For a current listing of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Courses please visit


Twin Rivers Review Newsletter

The Twin Rivers Review is the Jones County Conservation Board newsletter.  It comes out twice a year.  Inside you will find everything you need to know to keep current including program schedules and meeting dates.

To receive a copy, please contact the JCCB Naturalist at 

Current Issue: Fall/Winter 2019/2020

Have you visited Central Park lately?  Tell us about your visit - what you liked and what ideas you have... Click Here


Friends of Jones County Conservation

Award Winners


*Dave Eilers, of Scotch Grove, received an award for his years of support and donations towards prizes for the Annual Central Park Kids Fishing Derby.  In addition, Dave was recognized for his years of volunteer service to keep the Jones County Conservation Environmental Education program’s fishing rods and reels in good repair.  Every winter Dave has gone through cleaned, repaired, and relined 40 to 50 fishing rods and reels for the education programming.


*Alisha Smith, Cascade High School Science Teacher, was honored for her years of integrating her classroom instruction with conservation.  Alisha’s classes were able to help document and assist with research of several rare and threatened species in Jones County wildlife areas.  Information collected will aid in the management of these areas and provide protection for these special species.

L-R: Board Member Russ Von Behren and Dean Zimmerman, Award Recipient Dave Eilers, Board Member Rob Roman, Award Recipient Alisha Smith and Board Member Megan Manternach.

Looking for something to do? 
Visit the Grant Wood Loop to find an attraction or to create your own recreational experience in the region.  This site encompasses attractions and experiences from Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties. 
Find a new restaurant for dinner, learn about a new bike trail to ride or plan a day visiting an historic icon - the choices are plentiful.
Click Here  to watch a video by Wellmark that highlights the many projects Wellmark helped to support in the Grant Wood Loop Region.

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