Events

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Sep
7
Fri
CANCELED: “Evening Voyageur Canoe Paddle,” 4 Sessions, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVEL AT PINICON RIDGE

Sep 7; “Evening Voyageur Canoe Paddle”

Friday, Sep 7, 5:00 pm; 5:30pm; 6:00 pm; 6:30 pm at Pinicon Ridge Park, Eagle View Shelter, Central City

Voyagers were the transportation crew for the European fur industry in early North American history.  Their birch bark canoes are famous and ranged in size from short river canoes to extra-long Great Lakes-crossing Montreal canoes that were 36-foot long. Enjoy a half hour ride on the Wapsipinicon River in a 29-foot reproduction.  This event is free, but you must reserve a spot to crew a canoe.  For ages 5 and older.  Please call 319-892-6485 and specify which time you prefer and how many will be in your group.

 

Sep
9
Sun
CANCELED: “They Came for Furs and Lead; Voyageur Reenactor & Canoe Paddles”, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVEL AT PINICON RIDGE

Sep 9; “They Came for Furs and Lead; Voyageur Reenactor & Canoe Paddles”

Sunday, Sep 9, 2:00 pm at Pinicon Ridge Park, Eagle View Shelter, Central City. Reenactor presentation 2:00-3:00 pm, followed by Voyageur Canoe rides.

Let your mind return to the Mississippi River around the time of Julien Dubuque, to experience the lifestyle, tools, clothing, and skills of the early French explorers who came to trade furs and to mine lead in Iowa.  Mark Wagner, former Education Director from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, will appear in costume to relate history and demonstrate skills and lore of early river exploration along the Mississippi River and connecting waterways.  Mark, a native of Dubuque, has made a study of the Mississippi River history and its resources. Following Mark’s reenactment, rides in the reproduction voyager canoes will take place at 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm. This event is free, but you must reserve a time slot to crew a canoe.  Please register by calling 319-892-6485 and specify the time you prefer and how many will be in your group.

Sep
10
Mon
CANCELED: Volunteer Paddlers Needed in Voyageurs Canoes To Assist School Groups, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 10 all-day

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS AT PINICON RIDGE

Sep 10; Volunteers with some canoe paddling experience will be needed on Sep 10. School groups will be scheduled for Voyageur paddles on Monday, Sep 10 as teachers and students return from their summer break

See the Sep 7 and Sep 9 Voyageurs Canoe events for background.  Please volunteer by calling Gail Barels, Linn CCB, at 319-892-6485.

 

Feb
24
Sun
Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium in La Crosse, WI @ Radisson Hotel
Feb 24 – Feb 27 all-day

Feb 24-27; Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium @ Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI

The Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS) presents a unique opportunity to bring together regional stream restoration practitioners so they may share experiences and expertise with colleagues working within similar environmental and land-use conditions. Attendees from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will hear about innovative restoration designs and approaches as well as have the opportunity to network with the region’s leading stream restoration practitioners.

UMSRS looks to provide a collaborative environment which will allow an interdisciplinary approach to stream restoration and other related watershed sciences, hence a broad range of speakers and topics are actively encouraged:

  • Stream restoration design and alternative analyses
  • Restoration design implementation and response
  • Restoration project and design monitoring
  • Presentations geared toward the planning, regulatory, and funding context under which stream restoration occurs.

Important dates:

  • October 26, 2018- Oral Abstracts due, Early bird registrations open
  • December 28, 2018- Regular registration opens
  • February 8, 2019- Poster Abstract Deadline and Registration closes
  • February 24-27, 2019- PRRSUM @ Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI

Learn more at: http://prrsum.umn.edu/

Jul
7
Sun
Iowa Project AWARE
Jul 7 – Jul 12 all-day

Iowa Project AWARE.     River Segments and details TBD.

Iowa Project AWARE, the state’s premiere river cleanup & education event, sponsored by a partnership of nonprofit N-Compass Inc., the Iowa DNR, and the State Hygienic Lab at the University of Iowa. Watch for updates & registration at  https://www.iowaprojectaware.org/home