Events & Programs


Public Programs

Winneshiek County Conservation hosts numerous public programs throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, Public Programs are free. Some programs may require materials fees. Program locations, dates, and times 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. More events may be added throughout the year and programs may be subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm with our office prior to the program.

2018 Program Schedule
  • Mon., January 1: First Day Full Moon Walk (5:15 pm, Decorah Hatchery)
  • Sun., February 18: Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe (2:00, Lake Meyer Campground)
  • Sun., March 4 : Leopold Bench Workshop (2:00, registration required by March 2, $30 materials fee per bench, Lake Meyer Campground Shop)
  • Sun., March 11: Rain Barrel Workshop (2:00, registration required by March 8, $20 materials fee per barrel, Lake Meyer Campground Shop)
  • Sun., March 18: Bluebird House Workshop (2:00, $5 suggested donation, Lake Meyer Campground Shop, bring a hammer if you have one)
  • Sun., March 25: Waterfowl at Cardinal Marsh(2:00, meet at south parking lot off Madison Road)
  • Sun., April 29: Wildflower Walk (2:00, Lake Meyer Park, East Shelter)
  • Thurs., May 10: Recycled Tire Bird Feeders (6:00 pm, registration required by May 8, $10 materials fee, Lake Meyer Campground Shop)
  • Sun., May 13: Shorebirds at Cardinal Marsh (2:00, meet at south parking lot off Madison Road)
  • Sun., May 20: Canoeing & Kayaking (2:00, registration required by May 18, Lake Meyer)
  • Sun., May 20: Wildflowers at Hayden Prairie(2:00, meet at Hayden Prairie in Howard County)
  • Sun., June 24: Waterfowl by Kayak at Cardinal Marsh (3:00, registration required by June 22)
  • Sun., July 1: NABA Butterfly Count (2:00, Lake Meyer Nature Center)
  • Sun., July 8: Canoeing & Kayaking (2:00, registration required by July 6, Lake Meyer)
  • Sun., August 5: Prairie Wildflowers at Decorah Prairie (2:00, Decorah Community Prairie)
  • Sun., Sept. 16: Canoeing & Kayaking (2:00, registration required by Sept. 14 , Lake Meyer)
  • Sun., Oct. 7: Fall Colors Hike (2:00, Lake Meyer Park, East Shelter)
  • Sun., Oct. 14: Sparrow Hike at Chipera Prairie (2:00, meet at Chipera Prairie)
  • Sun., Oct. 21: Geocache Pumpkin Hunt (2:00, registration required by Oct. 19, Lake Meyer Campground)
  • Wed., Oct. 24: Full Moon Night Hike (7:00 pm, Lake Meyer Park, East Shelter)
  • Sun., Nov. 18: Leopold Bench Workshop (2:00, registration required by Nov. 16, $30 materials fee per bench, Lake Meyer Campground Shop)
  • Sat., December 22: Full Moon Night Hike (5:30 pm, Lake Meyer Campground)

 

 

 

Special Events


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January 7 - March 3, 2018

Do you have what it takes to complete a marathon...in winter? Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or play your way to 26 miles to reach your marathon goal!

Learn more and download mileage logs at: https://walkneiowa.org/winter-marathon/.



 

 

 

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Lake Meyer Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Registration begins at 7:00 am.

Fishing from 7:30-11:30 am.

$5 Registration fee for adults (16+ years). Children under 15 are free.

All ages are welcome! Prizes for 1st/2nd Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Northern Pike, and Perch.






Workshop Handouts and Additional Resources

 

 

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