Conservation Office & Playgrounds Closed

The Louisa County Board of Supervisors have officially made the decision to close Louisa County Offices to the public.  Louisa County Conservation has also closed our playgrounds at Virginia Grove and Chinkapin to the public for the safety of our children.  At this point our campgrounds are open (electricity is on but water is off). We ask that everyone follows the Governor's recomendations of social distancing wiht groups of less than 10 people.

We also ask that you conduct as much business as possible over the phone, email and online.  If that is not possible, please contact the office you wish to do business with to make an appointment.  Our phone number is: 319-523-8381.  If you choose to mail us paperwork, our address is: Louisa County Conservation, 12635 County Road G56, Suite 101, Wapello, IA  52653.

Thank you for helping us to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Updated: 4/3/20 ~klh


Programs Cancelled

Louisa County Conservation has cancelled and postponed several public programs for the health and well being of our community.  Please be safe, wash your hands,  maintain a safe distance from others and stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.  Check out the events page to see what programs have been cancelled.


2020 Summer Nature Camps - Registration begins April 15

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 15 for Summer Nature Camps.

 Visit the 2020 Nature Camps Event Page for more information, dates, and to download the Summer Camp Information Sheet.


Registration sheets are available on our webiste, at our office, and at local libraries. 




Toolesboro Touchstones: Twelve Monthly Events for 2020

Toolesboro Touchstones: Twelve Monthly Events for 2020


Toolesboro Mounds National Historic Landmark includes some of the best-preserved and accessible remnants of Iowa’s Hopewell Culture, a Middle Woodland people who hunted, gathered, and gardened. The Toolesboro Mounds date from 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. and are an incredible resource located in Louisa County.

Louisa County Conservation and Nancy Hayes will be presenting twelve monthly events in 2020 to highlight the cultural resources represented at Toolesboro and throughout Louisa County.

Toolesboro Touchstone events will range from hands-on, family friendly events to guest speakers. Some events will take place at Toolesboro Mounds & Museum while others will take place in nearby communities.

We invite you all to the Toolesboro Touchstone Events. Click on the event name for more information. 


Event Date Event Name Event Location

January 18th

10:00 am - Noon

Winter Celebration

Hands-on activities, family friendly

Toolesboro Mounds and Museum

February 24th

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Burial Mounds and Their Protection in Iowa

Guest Speaker: Lara Noldner, Bioarchaology Director for the Office of the State Archaeologist

Columbus Junction City Hall

March 27th

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Prairie Fire

Guest Speaker: Dr. Julie Courtwright, ISU Dept. of History. Author of Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History

Oakville Community Center

April 19th

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Discovering Burial Mounds

Hike along all 7 existing burial mounds while learning about these ancient remnants. Information will be provided for both adults and families with children

Toolesboro Mounds and Museum

Nov 21st

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Geoarchaeology Walk and Talk Toolesboro Mounds and Museum