Events & Programs
Sunday Public Programs
Winneshiek County Conservation hosts numerous public programs throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, Sunday Public Programs are located at the Lake Meyer Nature Center, are free, and start at 2:00 pm on Sundays. In case of severe weather, please tune into KDEC 100.5 or KVIK 104.7 for cancellation information.
2014 Spring, Summer, and Fall Program Schedule
February 16 - Cross-Country Skiing (pre-registration requested by calling (563) 534-7145; located at the Lake Meyer shop in the campground)
March 23 - Bluebird House Building (located at the Lake Meyer shop in the campground)
March 30 - Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (meet at the southwest entrance to Cardinal Marsh, off Madison Rd.)
March 30 - Rain Barrel Workshop (Additional information below)
April 27 - Wildflower Walk
May 11 - Warbler Walk
May 18 - Shorebird Viewing at Cardinal Marsh (meet at the southwest entrance to Cardinal Marsh, off Madison Rd.)
May 25 - Wildflower Walk at Hayden Prairie (meet at Hayden Prairie)
June 22 - Canoeing (pre-registration required by Friday, June 20 by calling (563) 534-7145; meet at the Lake Meyer boat launch)
July 6 - NABA Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 17 - Concrete Leaf Casting (Additional details to come)
August 10 - Mushroom Foray
August 31 - Fall Warbler Walk
October 12 - Sparrow Birding at Chipera Prairie (meet at Chipera Prairie)
Rain Barrel Workshop
Did you know 50% of the pollution in our lakes and rivers is washed in by storm water? Or that water use can increase by 40-50% during the summer months, mostly because of outdoor water use? Help slow down storm water runoff and reduce your water consumption by installing a rain barrel!
Join Winneshiek County Conservation Board staff in a hands-on workshop to construct your own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided, as will information on how to maintain your barrel and use the runoff rain water.
Please make sure you are able to transport your barrel after the workshop.
$20 materials fee. Limited to 20 participants. Registration required by March 27 by calling (563) 534-7145. Additional workshops will be scheduled if need demands.