FWCC has provided funding for many educational projects, exhibits, and programming with Warren County Conservation Board and the Annett Nature Center, benefiting thousands each year. Here are some examples of projects and events FWCC supported in 2022:

Annett Nature Center Exhibit Hall Redesign

FWCC has committed $93,100.00 towards the completion of Phase I of the exhibit hall redesign at Annett Nature Center. Thank you to Warren County Philanthropic Partnership and Theisen’s for grants towards Phase I.  Stop by the nature center and climb the large oak tree, pet the bison, listen to nature sounds, and learn about underground animals.

Phase II and III are in the works and will be completed as funding is secured. Stay tuned for a bird viewing area, furs, tracks, Native American Exhibit and nocturnal animals exhibits. Please consider supporting this redesign project at through our Mighty Cause page at Click here to donate.

Kids Fish Day- June 4,2022

A chance for families to celebrate free fishing day in Iowa and get their kids outdoors. Kids get to learn how to cast, tie knots and fish safely. Then they test their new skills in the water and see what they can catch. Prizes are awarded, tshirts made and a hot dog luncheon is enjoyed afterwards.


Halloween Hike- October 24,2022

This annual event combines Halloween fun with nature education.  The 2022 theme is to be determined. Check our events page for updates.

Amphibian Geocaching Adventure 2022

FWCC funded the supplies for the Geocaching Amphibian Adventure in 2022. A geocache was hidden in city, county and state parks in Warren County.  Many current park users, avid geocachers and participants new to both our parks system and geocaching went searching for the caches. This provided a great way for people to get outdoors, try some new technology outside, learn about reptiles and explore parks they’ve never been to. The Geocaching Constellations Adventure will begin on April 1, 2022.

FWCC Osprey 5K Trail Run/walk- April 9, 2022 (In Person Event or virtual option)Stay tuned for more details

Get outdoors, get exercise, get fresh air, make a difference and have fun- all in one day! Each April FWCC sponsors a 5K course that starts and finishes at the Annett Nature center. The 3.1 mile route will take you through the trails of the Annett Nature Center Park. Participants should expect muddy conditions and uneven terrain. Snacks and refreshments are served immediately following the event, and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds from the race go to FWCC to support environmental education and exhibits at Annett Nature Center.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors: Fleet Feet Des Moines, Anytime Fitness, Athletico Physical Therapy, Fitness Sports, Warren County Izaak Walton League, Ace & Judy Hendricks, IA Native Trees & Shrubs, Blair Lawson, John & Kathy Krogmeier, Bill & Donna Fink, Gripp Fitness, Peoples Bank, City State Bank, Honey Hollow, Joe’s Gym, Anytime Fitness, and an anonymous sponsor. Sponsorship is only $60 and your business name will be listed on the race shirt. Interested in being a 2021 sponsor contact Karen at 515-961-6169.

IA Trail Run Series October 9, 2022

FWCC is hosting the IA Trail Run Series this fall. This is the third trail run for the ANC trails.  This time the race will be in the evening and little bit longer. Friends will be volunteering at the race and will be providing the smores for the event. If you are interested in volunteering email us at karenjohlas-szalkowski@warrenccb.org.  To register for the event visit http://iowatrailruns.com