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!

 

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Lake Meyer Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Registration: 7:00 am
Fishing: 7:30-11:30 am
$5 for adults (16 years and older)
Free for children

Due to poor ice and water conditions, the Lake Meyer Fishing Derby has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 16. All other details remain the same.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd bass, bluegill, crappie, northern pike, and perch. All participants will be eligible for one of many door prizes. Award ceremonies and prize drawings will be held following the close of fishing.

Contestants will need to provide their own bucket, auger, and fishing equipment. A limited supply of equipment will be available for use by children. All participants 16 and older must have a valid 2019 Iowa fishing license. No ATVs or cars will be permitted on the ice during the derby. Catch and release of bass and northern pike is encouraged. Bass must be over 15 inches to be eligible for prizes.

In case of poor ice conditions or bad weather, please tune to KDEC 100.5 or KVIK 104.7 for cancellation information.

Lake Meyer Park is located at 2546 Lake Meyer Road, just off Highway 24 between Calmar and Fort Atkinson. All proceeds from the derby will go toward lake and park improvements.

 


 

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Starry Night Hike

Cancelled due to predicted freezing rain and snow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7:00 pm  -  East Shelter, Lake Meyer Park

 

Winneshiek County Conservation will be leading a night hike on Wednesday, February 6 at Lake Meyer Park beginning at 7:00 pm. The hike is free and open to all.

Come enjoy the crisp air and dramatic winter sky on this easy to moderate hike along the trails at Lake Meyer Park. It will begin at the east picnic shelter above the boat ramp and will last for approximately one hour. Be sure to wear warm boots and bring a flashlights or headlamps if desired.

Lake Meyer Park is located at 2546 Lake Meyer Road, off Highway 24 between Calmar and Fort Atkinson. The program will be cancelled in case of poor weather conditions.



 

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