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Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center Endowment Fund

At a Glance

  • 501(c)3 non profit to advance conservation goals
  • Any one can be a member
  • Awarded 3 scholarships for AHS students in STEM

About Us

FOJCCNC is a 501(3)c Non-Profit corporation. The group formed to honor the life of Keith C. Dirks. As an avid outdoorsman and Jones County Supervisor, his contributions to Central Park and the Nature Center are many.

Mission

The general purpose of this organization is to assist and support the functions and efforts of Jones County Conservation. The functions and efforts of Jones County Conservation can be described as follows: A. To promote the conservation of natural resourc

Basic Information

Phone

563-488-2289

Address

12318 Madison Center Junction, IA 52212

Director

Derith Vogt

Director Email

Hartvogt@netins.net

Success Story

During our planning phase we decided that it is important to fund a science scholarship, donate to the Central Park Restoration project, and become and Endowed through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.  In 2017  three Anamosa High School students were awarded scholarships for secondary  STEM education.   We also put together a series of Nature Explorer Backpacks for the Nature Center to have on hand for families, campers, teachers, and youth group leaders to check out and use with their families, classes, and youth groups.  They are designed to get kids into the out of doors while educating them on a specific theme with the help of an adult mentor (teacher, parent, grandparent, or youth group leader).  The four we have so far are Backyard Bugs, Discovering Geology, Geocaching, and Backyard Birding.  All contain hands on activities, books, equipment, and tools to use.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center Endowment Fund

Year Founded

2016

Here for you. Sheila Kramer Tjaden Director of Affiliate Foundations sheila@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center Endowment Fund