Public Programs and Events

Winneshiek County Conservation hosts numerous public programs and events throughout the year, many of them free. 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. Events and programs are added frequently; check back often!


Summer Celebration!

Summer Celebration!

Friday, August 16
3:30-5:00 pm
Lake Meyer Educational Shelter -- Lake Meyer Park
Free and open to all.

Welcome the school year and send summer off with a celebration at Lake Meyer Park! Come enjoy games, activities, and light snacks that celebrate summer!

Those participating in the Outdoor Bingo Challenge will also be able to turn in their bingo sheets for the raffle prize drawings.


Outdoor Bingo Challenge

Cross off squares in the Outdoor Bingo Challange while doing fun, outdoor activities with your friends and family. Prize drawings for BINGOs and BLACKOUTs! Join the Summer Celebration to turn in your Bingo forms for a prize raffle!

Download your BINGO form here:






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Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, August 20
6:00-7:30 pm
Lake Meyer Park - Boat Launch

Free, but space is limited and registration is required. Call (563) 534-7145 to register.

The program will cover basic kayaking safety and techniques. Vessels, paddles, and life jackets will be provided.

No experience required, but children must be at least 10 years old to participate.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.



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2019 Driftless Safari

Join Driftless Safari and enjoy getting to know some of the natural, cultural, and historical treasures of Winneshiek County! This free, long-term scavenger hunt runs from Memorial Day until Halloween and is open to anyone who loves to explore!

To join in, visit any public library in Winneshiek County during their operating hours to pick up a free map and guidebook. Visit to learn more.


Workshop Handouts and Additional Resources
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