Protection of wildlife, particularly birds, has long been a major effort of the Society. Annually, bluebird house building and bird feeding programs have assisted many persons to get involved in efforts to increase appreciation for this segment of wildlife. The Society has also been involved in tree planting efforts for many years, both in urban and rural areas.
The DCCS Scholarship, in memory of Baumgartner & Kapler, is a $1500.00 scholarship which is available to a qualifying student who is pursuing a conservation related career. Qualifying applicants must have completed two years of college with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should send a copy of their transcript and a letter describing their career expectations and personal interest in conservation to the Dubuque County Conservation Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 645, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0645 prior to September 1. All information will remain confidential and the awarding of any scholarships will rest solely with the Dubuque County Conservation Society.