Events

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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
7
Sat
Catfishing Basics @Yellow Banks Park , Polk County @ Yellow Banks Park Boat Ramp
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the different kinds of catfish, how big they actually get, and tips on catching them. We will then fish the Des Moines River and try to catch catfish. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own gear. Fishing license is required for participants 16 years of age and older.

Pre-registration required; deadline September 5. Fee: $5.

Sep
28
Sat
2019 Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families @ The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to join us for Iowa’s premier outdoor event for the whole family, with FREE admission and parking! Featuring hands on activities including archery, bow fishing, camping, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, kids activities, outdoor cooking, shooting sports, wild animals, and more! Sponsored by the Des Moines Izaak Walton, League, the Izaak Walton League National Endowment, Iowa DNR and Northern Lights Pizza. Bring the family and join us for a day of great outdoor fun!

Hosted by The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Family Fishing Day – Meyers Lake, Evansdale @ Meyer's Lake
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Looking for a fun family outdoor activity? Come out to Meyers Lake in Evansdale for a free family fishing day..

A limited amount of fishing poles and bait will be provided.

Reservations are not required for this event.

 When

Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where

Meyer’s Lake
Evansdale, IA 50707

Sep
29
Sun
2019 Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families @ The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to join us for Iowa’s premier outdoor event for the whole family, with FREE admission and parking! Featuring hands on activities including archery, bow fishing, camping, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, kids activities, outdoor cooking, shooting sports, wild animals, and more! Sponsored by the Des Moines Izaak Walton, League, the Izaak Walton League National Endowment, Iowa DNR and Northern Lights Pizza. Bring the family and join us for a day of great outdoor fun!

Hosted by The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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/