Did You Know?

The earth makes its own soil, but it takes a VERY long time. In Iowa, it takes 500-1000 years to make one inch of topsoil!

Conservation Pack Members

Send us a photo of your pet so they can become a member of the Conservation Pack!

Fill out the online form with your pack member's information and then email a photo of your pet to: conservationpack@gmail.com  (no last names will be used).

Name:
Bob
Owner:
Becca M.
Breed:
Quarter Horse
Age:
24
Watershed:
Big Sioux River
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Extensive pasture on rolling hills
Favorite Activity:
Eating and rolling in the dirt

Name:
Lexy
Owner:
Mikah W.
Breed:
Labrador Retriever
Age:
7 (49 in dog years)
Watershed:
Upper Iowa
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Picking up trash and turning off lights
Favorite Activity:
Swimming and going for walks

Name:
Rose
Owner:
Maggie
Breed:
Bantam chicken
Age:
unknown
Watershed:
Keg Creek-Weeping Water
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Spraying water on the other chickens at the fair to help keep them cool

Name:
Running Ninja
Owner:
Bash
Breed:
Running duck
Age:
unknown
Watershed:
Keg Creek-Weeping Water
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Encouraging Mills Co. fair-goers to stop at the Conservation Station and learn about soil and water!

Name:
Edward the Great
Owner:
Phil G.
Breed:
Beagle
Age:
2 (14 in dog years)
Watershed:
South Skunk
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Helps maintain a native prairie
Favorite Activity:
Chewing on sticks and rolling in the grass
Favorite TV Show:
Chicago Bears or Blackhawks games

Name:
Mimi
Owner:
Bob, Bing and Jay
Breed:
Conservation Cat
Age:
8
Watershed:
Lake Red Rock
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Water quality research
Favorite Activity:
Hunting various creatures

Name:
Chico
Owner:
Brittney C.
Breed:
Corgi
Age:
3 (21 in dog years)
Watershed:
Crow Creek
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
Putting mulch on top of the soil that's exposed in our gardens
Favorite Activity:
Falling asleep on the couch

Name:
Frank
Owner:
Sara S.
Breed:
Australian Shepherd
Age:
7 (49 in dog years)
Watershed:
Illinois River Valley
What my owner is doing to help protect natural resources:
His family is using native prairie as buffers
Favorite Activity:
Exploring the woods and prairie on his farm

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