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)

Saturday, June 21 and Thursday, June 26 - Concrete Leaf Casting (Additional details below)

June 22 - Canoeing Cancelled due to water conditions.

July 6 - NABA Butterfly Count

August 10 - Mushroom Foray

August 31 - Fall Warbler Walk

October 12 - Sparrow Birding at Chipera Prairie (meet at Chipera Prairie)


Directions to Cardinal Marsh, Hayden Prairie, and Chipera Prairie



Harvest Festival and Sweet SwapHarvestFestival

Saturday, November 1

1:00-3:00 pm

Phelps Park, Decorah

Costume Parade at 2:00


Join WCCB at a FREE community Harvest Festival and Sweet Swap! Come join in on family-friendly, fun activities and games for all ages, including carnival games, arts and crafts, hikes, scavenger hunts, a photo backdrop, outdoor fun, prizes, and much more!


Wear your Halloween costume one last time! An open costume parade through the park will take place at 2:00.


Help thank our troops by bringing your extra Halloween candy to the Harvest Festival, where candy is your ticket to games, activities, and fun all afternoon! All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that will include the candy in care packages for U.S. troops. Use individual pieces of candy as tickets to participate in various carnival games, or donate your candy outright and see how much we can gather for our soldiers! There will also be materials to make thank you cards to include in the care packages for our military members.


Activity tickets can also be purchased at the festival for 10ยข. Many activities are completely free and do not require tickets or candy to participate.

This event made possible thanks to West Side Dental, ISU Extension, and the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative.


For more information or to volunteer, contact Lilly Jensen at (563) 534-7145.

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