Events

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Aug
8
Thu
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day

Aug 8-18; Iowa State Fair, Des Moines.  Visit IDNR Building & Courtyard, with River Programs, Water Trails, & Project Aware displays. Also find inspiration in the Photography Salon exhibit.  http://www.iowastatefair.org/

Aug
9
Fri
Geode Hunt Paddle: Bentonsport Boat Access to Bonaparte Boat Access
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pre-registration is required

Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the sandbars as we search for geodes. Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey,will be leading the paddle as he talks about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular stretch of river, and how geodes form. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Paddle registration is limited to 20 boats.

For more information about this program please email JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com or call 641-472-4421.
This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.

Aug
19
Mon
Iowa Mussel Blitz on Wapsipinicon River near Central City @ Wapsipinicon River near Central City
Aug 19 – Aug 23 all-day

Aug 19-23; Iowa Mussel Blitz on Wapsipinicon River near Central City. Volunteers are welcome to assist this annual project, with or without mussel experience. Contact Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist Scott Gritters  scott.gritters@dnr.iowa.gov

Aug
31
Sat
“Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration @ Cold Springs Park, Cass County @ Cold Springs Park- Beach
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration! The public demonstration will be held on Saturday August 31st 9AM & at 10:30AM- Cold Springs Park- Beach FREE!

SUP is the fastest growing sport in the paddling community not only across the country, but especially right here in land-locked areas like Iowa. It’s fun, healthy as a total body work-out and offers a unique perspective when it comes to being on the water. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you.

Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS.

Our Stand Up Paddleboard programs will be on the last Saturday of every month, Ending after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 7th.

August 31st  9AM- 5 Spots 10:30am- 5 Spots  @ Cold Springs Park- Beach

You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372 We hope you will join us! Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

57744 Lewis Rd
Lewis, IA 51544

Sep
5
Thu
Central Park Lake Grand Opening @ Central Park Lake
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join  Jones County Conservation for Central Lake’s Grand Opening on:

Thursday, Sept 5 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Activities include:

live music, ribbon cutting at 5:30 at fishing pier, fishing tackle give- a- way, educational booths,  free paddle board and kayak rentals.

Bring your own picnic!

Sep
14
Sat
Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City @ Iowa River, Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp to Hills Access
Sep 14 all-day

Sep 14; Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City, Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp to Hills Access 

This annual event cleans a 9.5 mile stretch of the Iowa River. Volunteers will paddle the river to gather trash, or help as land volunteers, unloading and sorting garbage and recyclables. Contact carol-sweeting@iowa-city.org or call 319-541-2385. Paddlers may also call Dan Ceynar at 319-321-1755. http://www.iarvcp.org/

Oct
10
Thu
Iowa Trails Summit, Location TBD @ TBD
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Oct 10-11; Iowa Trails Summit, Location TBD. Collaborative learning experience for volunteer trail builders and advocates. Contact Andrea Boulton aboulton@inhf.org  Info at  https://www.iowatrailssummit.com/

 

Apr
22
Wed
Earth Day r
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day; Annual observance of the first Earth Day in 1970.  https://www.earthday.org/earthday/

Apr
22
Thu
Earth Day r
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day; Annual observance of the first Earth Day in 1970.  https://www.earthday.org/earthday/

Apr
22
Fri
Earth Day r
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day; Annual observance of the first Earth Day in 1970.  https://www.earthday.org/earthday/