Ignite your Adventurous Side at Go Wild for Conservation on 9/29

Coming up on Thursday, September 29th, you can support local conservation efforts and enjoy local bites and brews at the 19th annual Go Wild for Conservation fundraiser in the Mid-America Center Entertainment District!

Pottawattamie Conservation, Pottawattamie County’s conservation department, is looking to fuel your passion for conservation at this fun 21+ event where you can support public land preservation and learn how they protect native plants, wildlife, and beautiful recreation areas to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Prescribed fire is one of many tools that Pottawattamie Conservation uses to preserve the last wild places left in Pottawattamie County, including local gems you know and love: Arrowhead Park in Neola, Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Hitchcock Nature Center and Mt. Crescent Ski Area in Honey Creek, Narrows River Park in Council Bluffs, and Old Town Park in Macedonia.

With flame and drip torch in hand, their team combats invasive species and stimulates native plant growth across your favorite parks so that endangered prairie ecosystems that once covered 85% of the state can thrive. Today, just 0.1% remains, and we need to act now to protect the little bit of wild that’s left.

You can help, and it’s easy! All you have to do is treat yourself to a night out where you can learn more about this important land management tool, help protect public land and wildlife, and enjoy locally crafted libations and grub.

When: Thursday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Plaza courtyard, Mid-America Center Entertainment District near Full Fledged Brewing Company (outdoors)

What: Silent and live auction, Full Fledged Brewing Company beer tasting, Barley's bites, a growler and wine pull, and the premiere of Pottawattamie Conservation’s “Fire on the Prairie” video

Price: $50 per ticket

Age: 21+

Purchase Your Ticket Today!

Your Go Wild for Conservation ticket purchase helps provide field trip scholarships for every Pottawattamie County school and funds local environmental education programs, land management and conservation efforts, and upkeep and improvements to Pottawattamie Conservation parks.

Pottawattamie Conservation can't do this important work alone. Will you ignite your adventurous side and help them preserve what’s wild?

Can't make it but want to give back and show your support? Consider making an online donation, purchasing a needed item from their Amazon Wishlist, or signing up to volunteer at your favorite county park!

This post was originally published on August 5, 2022 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.