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, $10 materials fee)

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

May 17: Rain Barrel Workshop (2:00 pm, Lake Meyer Campground shop, registration required, $20 materials fee)

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 3. $10 materials fee. Lake Meyer Nature Center.)

June 28: Canoeing (2:00, registration required by 3:00 on Friday, June 26; Lake Meyer boat launch  CANCELLED due to lake renovations

August 9: GPS and Geocaching (2:00, registration required by 3:00 on Friday, August 7; Lake Meyer Campground)

September 20: Canoeing (2:00, registration required by 3:00 on Friday, Sept. 18; Lake Meyer boat launch) CANCELLED due to lake renovations

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)

 

 

Summer Fun Kids Marathon

shoe printThink you have what it takes to run a marathon? Now's your chance to see if you can! 

The Summer Fun Kids Marathon runs from July 1-31; see if you can complete 26 miles in one month! Run, walk, or bike at your own pace, when it works for you. Track your miles on a mileage log and when you've completed your marathon, stop by one of the locations below for a certificate of completion and a chance to win great active living prizes! This is a free program, open to anyone!

Download a mileage log (with all the info you need) by clicking here. 

Or, stop by one of these locations to pick up your log!

        • Decorah Parks and Recreation (400 Claiborne Drive, Decorah)
        • Lake Meyer Campground (2546 Lake Meyer Road, Fort Atkinson)
        • ISU Extension Office (325 Washington Street, Decorah)

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Drifltess Safari 2015

Racoon Logo 2015 SmallJoin in on this free scavenger hunt to get out and explore some amazing places all around Winneshiek County! Take all summer and fall to visit as many of the cultural, natural, and historic treasures highlighted for 2015. To pick up your free map and guidebook, visit your local Winneshiek County public library. For more information, visit the Driftless Safari website: www.driftless-safari.org!

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