Maple Tree Tap - 9:00 a.m. Session

Botna Bend Park, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Join us for the 9:00 a.m. session of the 25th annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 3rd at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa.

Three program sessions will be offered on March 3rd, participants are asked to choose either the 9:00 a.m. session, 10:00 a.m. session, or the 11:00 a.m. session. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes and will introduce you to the basics of syrup making from tapping the trees to bottling the final product. If temperatures are cooperative and the sap is flowing participants can even taste the sweet sap as it flows from the tree.  

All ages are welcome to attend the Maple Tree Tap programs. Families with children ages 6 & under may be interested in attending a specially designed session geared toward younger learners called Children's Maple Tree Tap. 

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, February 28th as space in this program is limited. Due to the popularity of this program early registration is recommended as walk-in space may not be available on the day of the event. Thank you for understanding. Please register online. Call 712-545-3283 for more information, no registrations will be taken over the phone.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register you immediately secure your space and prevent others from registering. Not attending a program you have registered for means that other guests cannot attend either and spaces go unfilled so please do not register unless you are reasonably sure you will be able to attend. Thank you for understanding. 

Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a have a membership to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation to attend this program. Daily passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased the day of the event. Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation memberships may be purchased for $20.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.

2018 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation 

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Maple Tree Tap - 9:00 a.m. Session


Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 AM


Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, IA 51536
Rene Stroud
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