Events

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Aug
4
Sun
US Coast Guard Birthday, 1790 r
Aug 4 all-day

Aug 4; US Coast Guard Birthday

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

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
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
11
Wed
Patriot Day Observance r
Sep 11 all-day
Sep
17
Tue
Constitution Day r
Sep 17 all-day

Sep 17; Constitution Day.

Sep
18
Wed
Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; Arthur Carhart, Sep 18, 1892-Nov 27, 1978. Born in Mapleton, IA. Pioneering advocate of the Wilderness Concept, inspiration for the “Conservation Library” and the “Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.”

US Air Force Birthday, 1947 r
Sep 18 all-day

Sep 18; US Air Force Birthday.

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

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/