Events

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Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) @ Burlington
Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) @ Burlington @ Pzazz! Entertainment Complex
May 3 – May 5 all-day
 
Target Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session
Target Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session
May 3 all-day
May 3; Target Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session. Per diem expenses end, day 110 of session.
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Spring River Paddling & Birding Float Raccoon River: Redfield Dam to Pleasant Valley 1:00 pm
Spring River Paddling & Birding Float Raccoon River: Redfield Dam to Pleasant Valley
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration is required for this program. Kickoff your spring paddling season with DCCB. Our floats strive to introduce you to the waters of the three Raccoon Rivers that traverse our county and to introduce you[...]
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Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling 6:00 pm
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife[...]
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Wild Edibles Hike at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Wild Edibles Hike at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park @ BBeachhouse Lodge at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
May 11 all-day
Event begins at 10:00am Pre-registration not required Forage in the forest along the trails at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park! Naturalist, Kathy Dice will lead a leisurely hike as she points out several wild edibles, how to[...]
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Otter Creek County Park – Tama Co 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Otter Creek County Park – Tama Co @ Otter Creek County Park - Tama Co
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters @ 2nd Left inside Elk Rock State Park
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
This brief tour introduces those with no experience to the fun of kayaking in either single or tandem sea kayaks. Our instructors will teach you how to land and launch your kayak properly, how to[...]
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Iowa DNR: 2-Day Canoe School for Naturalists
Iowa DNR: 2-Day Canoe School for Naturalists @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River)
May 14 – May 15 all-day
To register, go to :https://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/How-to-Paddle/Canoe-Kayak-Schools Naturalists who take groups on trips or who are expected to conduct kayak instruction. About 1/3 classroom, and 2/3 on-water, the focus is on skills, hazard and river feature identification,[...]
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling 6:00 pm
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife[...]
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REAP Education Grant Applications Due
REAP Education Grant Applications Due
May 15 all-day
May 15 REAP Education Grant Applications Due.
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Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Full Moon: Moonrise @ 8:18 pm: Blue Moon
Morning Paddle on the Wapsipinicon 9:00 am
Morning Paddle on the Wapsipinicon @ Wapsi Access
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Learn kayak basics and join Naturalist Michael Maas for a guided tour of the backwaters of the Wapsipincon River.  Kayaks and life jackets will be provided.  This is a great time to try a kayak[...]
Wacky Yakky Games: First Annual Yak and SOP Sports 10:00 am
Wacky Yakky Games: First Annual Yak and SOP Sports @ Quarry Springs Park
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak and SOP races, obstacle course and GPS scavenger hunt using yaks and SOP’s. Relay races, speed races and slalom races for every skill level and age 12 and above. We will have prizes for[...]
Lizard Creek Whitewater Paddling with Vern 12:00 pm
Lizard Creek Whitewater Paddling with Vern @ Phinney Park Canoe Access
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please confirm by emailing vernfish@aol.com by May 6, 2019. A waiver will need to be filled out Location: Plan to be at Phinney Park canoe access in Fort Dodge, Iowa by noon on Saturday, May[...]
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Armed Forces Day r
Armed Forces Day r
May 19 all-day
May 19; Armed Forces Day.
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Our Water Our Land Program at The Des Moines Izaak Walton League. 7:00 pm
Our Water Our Land Program at The Des Moines Izaak Walton League. @ Des Moines Izaak Walton League
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Professor Neil Hamilton of the Drake Agricultural Law Center will present “Our Water Our Land: An Update on Iowa Actions to Protect Water Quality” Tuesday May 21st at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League. Prof.[...]
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Pride Lake Canoe/Kayaking Experience With Scott County 1:00 pm
Pride Lake Canoe/Kayaking Experience With Scott County @ Scott County Park (Pride Lake)
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
22nd ~ Canoe & Kayak Experience ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Scott County Park (Pride Lake) ~ Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety,[...]
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South Dakota Kayak Challenge
South Dakota Kayak Challenge @ Missouri River
May 24 – May 26 all-day
May 24-26; South Dakota Kayak Challenge, 72 miles on Missouri River. Marathon-endurance paddling race thru 72 miles of wind and waves on the Missouri River between Yankton, S.D. and South Sioux City, Neb. Most of[...]
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River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors
River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ River Float with Crawdaddy Oudoors
May 25 all-day
River Floats What a great way to spend a summer day! Join the CrawDaddy Crew as they guide you down rivers in North East Iowa. No prior kayaking experience is required. This summer, we will[...]
SUP Fundamentals I with CanoeSport Outfitters 8:30 am
SUP Fundamentals I with CanoeSport Outfitters
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
SUP Fundamentals I Prerequisite: None $53.50 (FREE! to CanoeSport SUP Buyers) Discover the fun and simplicity of Stand-Up Paddling. This course focuses on helping you get on your board, improving your balance, and efficiently paddling[...]
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River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors
River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ River Float with Crawdaddy Oudoors
May 26 all-day
River Floats What a great way to spend a summer day! Join the CrawDaddy Crew as they guide you down rivers in North East Iowa. No prior kayaking experience is required. This summer, we will[...]
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Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 27 all-day
May 27; Memorial Day.
Beginners Paddling Tour of Raccoon River with CanoeSport Outfitter 8:30 am
Beginners Paddling Tour of Raccoon River with CanoeSport Outfitter @ meet at highway F-90 near Booneville.
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun, leisurely float trip down the Raccoon River from Adel or Puckerbrush Access to Booneville. CanoeSport Outfitters will coordinate the shuttling of boats and people from the take-out to the put-in. Staff will[...]
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Lake of the Hills Kayak/Canoe Experience with Scott County 1:00 pm
Lake of the Hills Kayak/Canoe Experience with Scott County @ West Lake Park (Lake of the Hills) Gate 1
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canoe & Kayak Experience ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ West Lake Park (Lake of the Hills) Gate 1 ~ Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Program includes all equipment use,[...]
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Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Kickapoo River Kayak or Backpack Trip with Crawdaddy Outdoors
Kickapoo River Kayak or Backpack Trip with Crawdaddy Outdoors
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Join Crawdaddy Outdoors  for your choice of adventure. Choose to kayak on one the oldest and curviest rivers inthe Midwest or put on your boots and hike in the Ocooch Hills. Either option provides breathtaking[...]