Dubuque County Conservation Society

About Us

The objects and purpose for which the corporation is organized is to preserve and develop plant and wild life areas and natural scenic spots in Dubuque County, and its vicinity; to promote conservation of natural resources and educational programs to carry out these objectives; to encourage youth organizations; to acquire and promote the establishment of forest preserves and to assist in establishing park areas; and to promote fish, bird, and animal wild life conservation.

Past Projects and Contributions
White Pine Hollow – 1933
Swiss Valley Park – 1949
Mud Lake – 1950’s
Massey Conservation Park
O’Leary’s Lake, Wisconsin
Maus Park
Miller Park, City Island
Wild Turkey Stocking 1960
Pollution Control Projects
Catfish Creek Project
Disability Ramp – Heritage Pond – 1990’s
Sageville Marsh Contribution – 2000’s
Camp Klaus Expansion
Whitewater Wildlife Area Contribution – 2006
Leo McLaughlin Habitat Area
DCCS Classroom – Swiss Valley Nature Center
Healthy Lawn & Garden Fair – 2005
Dr. W. J. Baumgartner Scholarship
Annual Children’s Fisheree
Annual Bird feeding program
Annual Bluebird House Building Program
Build, install, and maintain Wood Duck and Kestrel houses (ongoing)
Assisted with Alliant’s Re-Leaf tree program
Donate to West Dubuque FFA (2013)
Co-Sponsor activities with Wahlert’s SAVE Club (2012)
Annual Living Green Farm and Home Show (since 2013)
Alice E. and Erwin J. Hafeman Wildlife Habitat Area – Purchased 2013
Leifker Wildlife Area –  in partnership with other local groups (2015)
Oxford Junction Property – in partnership with other local groups (2016)
Ram Hollow Wildlife Management Area –  20 acre addition in partnership with the DNR (2017)

Hale Wildlife Area, Jones County – in partnership with other local groups (2018)

Eden Valley Peterson Addition – in partnership with other local groups (2021)