Events & Programs


Sunday Public Programs
Winneshiek County Conservation hosts numerous public programs throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, Public Programs are free. 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 (2:00, Lake Meyer Campground shop)

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

February 22: Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing (2:00, Lake Meyer Campground shop)

March 15: Bluebird House Building (2:00, Lake Meyer Campground shop, $5 suggested donation, bring a hammer if you have one)

March 29: Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (2:00, Meet at southwest entrance, off Madison Rd.)

March 29: Rain Barrel Workshop (2:00, Lake Meyer campground shop, registration required by March 25, $20 materials fee)

April 19:  Backyard Conservation: Rain Gardens, Native Plants, and More! (2:00, Lake Meyer Nature Center)

April 26: Wildflower Walk (2:00, Lake Meyer Nature Center)

May 7: Recycled Tire Bird Feeders (6:00 pm, Lake Meyer Campground shop, registration required by May 5, $10 materials fee; )

May 10: Bird Hike (2:00, Lake Meyer Nature Center)

May 17: Shorebird Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (2:00, Meet at southwest entrance, off Madison Rd.)

May 24: Wildflowers at Hayden Prairie (2:00, 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 (2:00, registration required by June 26; Lake Meyer boat launch)

August 9: GPS and Geocaching (2:00, registration required by August 14; Lake Meyer Campground)

September 20: Canoeing (2:00, registration required by Sept. 18; Lake Meyer boat launch)

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

October 11: Leopold Bench Building Workshop (2:00, registration required by October 7, $30 materials fee, Lake Meyer Shop)

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.
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