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Polk's Natural Resources Division develops and implements natural resource management programs that protect, enhance, and manage Polk's environment and public parks systems. Its programs include Invasive Plant Management, Natural Lands, Mosquito Control, Water Resources, and Parks and Recreation.

Volunteers are most needed in the Polk County Environmental Lands Program. There are a varied number of volunteer positions for those who want to join an enthusiastic team of dedicated citizens. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor volunteer task, Polk County would love to have you. Just a few of the volunteer opportunities available:

  • Citizen Science Program
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Tram Tour Guides and Drivers
  • Visitors Desk
  • Site Steward
  • Boy/Girl Scout Troop Workdays
  • School Projects

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