Events & Programs


Sunday Public Programs

Winneshiek County Conservation hosts numerous public programs throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, Public Programs are free and start at 2:00 pm on Sundays. Program locations vary. In case of severe weather, please tune into KDEC 100.5 or KVIK 104.7 for cancellation information. For programs requiring registration, and for more information, please call (563) 534-7145. 

2015 Program Schedule

More events may be added throughout the year.

January 25: Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing (Lake Meyer Campground shop)

Tues., Feb. 3: Full Moon Snowshoe or Hike (7:00 pm; Lake Meyer Park, East picnic shelter above boat dock)

February 22: Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing (Lake Meyer Campground shop)

March 15: Bluebird House Building ($5 suggested donation; meet at Lake Meyer Campground shop; bring a hammer if you have one)

March 29: Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (Meet at southwest entrance, off Madison Rd.)

March 29: Rain Barrel Workshop (registration required by March 25; $20 material fee; Lake Meyer shop in the campground )

April 19:  Building Insect Hotels for Native Pollinators (Lake Meyer Nature Center)

April 26: Wildflower Walk (Lake Meyer Nature Center)

Thurs., May 7: Recycled Tire Bird Feeders (6:00 pm; registration required by May 5; $10 material fee; Lake Meyer shop in the campground)

May 10: Bird Hike (Lake Meyer Nature Center)

May 17: Shorebird Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (Meet at southwest entrance, off Madison Rd.)

May 24: Wildflowers at Hayden Prairie (Meet at Hayden Prairie)

Leaf Casting: Sat., June 6 (9-11am) and Thurs., June 11 (6-7:30 pm). (Two-part workshop; participants should plan on attending both sessions. Registration required by June 11. $10 material fee. Lake Meyer Nature Center)

June 28: Canoeing (registration required by June 26; Lake Meyer boat launch)

August 16: GPS and Geocaching (registration required by August 14; Lake Meyer Campground)

September 20: Canoeing (registration required by Sept. 18; Lake Meyer boat launch)

September 27: Full Moon Hike (7:15 pm; Lake Meyer Nature Center)

Conservation Book Club

Join our monthly book club discussing books related to conservation, sustainability, and the natural world. Click here for more information and the reading schedule

Free and open to all ages. New members are welcome at any meeting. 



Annual Lake Meyer Ice Fishing Derby2012Derbycomp

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fishing: 7:30-11:30 am

Registration: 7:00 am

Fees: $5 for adults, free for kids (15 and under)


All ages welcome! All participants eligible for one of many door prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Pike, and Perch.


Catch and release of Bass and Northern encouraged. Bass must be over 15” to be eligible. Bring your own bucket, equipment and auger. A limited amount of fishing gear will be available for free use by children. No ATVs or driving on the lake will be permitted during the event. This derby is intended to be a fun event; final prize standings will be at the discretion of the WCCB staff.


For cancellation information due to weather or poor ice, please tune to KDEC 100.5 or KVIK 104.7.

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