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Jun 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
All ages are welcome to learn fishing basics at this clinic. Practice casting, learn to tie a fisherman’s knot and more. Then head to the pond to see if you can catch the biggest fish. Lots of door prizes! Free event. Sponsored by Family Dollar!
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond
Jun 11 Sunday 2:00 PM Marsh Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring the Hurstville Marsh! All ages welcome. Plan to get wet!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 13-15 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Day Camp
Youth entering 5th-8th grade will have a chance to try paddling, archery, spelunking and more!
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 17 Saturday 8:00 AM Canoe Access Clean Up
Help clean up our canoe accesses to make a better experience for canoers, kayakers and tubers on the Maquoketa River Water Trail in Jackson County. This is a CITO (Cache In, Trash Out) hosted by local geocacher Bob Koranda.
Trips Maquoketa River Water Trail
Jun 20 Tuesday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Canton School
Tour Canton School then join the conservation board for the monthly meeting, location TBD.
Trips Canton Church School
Jun 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Flowers of the Prairie
Learn about prairie wildflowers and their medicinal and food uses during the times of early pioneers and Native American Peoples.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 11-13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth entering 2nd- 4th grade will enjoy games and activities while learning about Iowa’s natural resources.
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Camp
Youth entering Kindergarten and 1st grade will enjoy games and activities while learning about nature, wildlife and Iowa’s habitats.
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 18 Tuesday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Baldwin Marsh and Millrock school
Tour Baldwin Marsh and join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the newly remodeled Millrock School.
Trips Baldwin Marsh
Jul 25-27 Tuesday 7:00 Backpacking Yellow River
Do you know a 13-18 year old who is energetic, craving outdoor adventure and wanting to meet more of the same persona? Clinton, Jackson and Dubuque Counties are collectively hosting a backpacking trip to Iowa's Yellow River State Forest.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 29 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Paddle the Maquoketa River
Take in the views while enjoying a leisurely paddle down the river. We have canoes and kayaks available for use or bring your own.
Trips Maquoketa River Water Trail
Aug 15 Tuesday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Prairie Creek Recreation Area and Hurstville Interpretive Center
Tour the renovations at Prairie Creek Recreation Area then join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Trips Prairie Creek Recreation Area