Maple Tree Tap - 4:00 PM Session

Botna Bend Park, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Join us for Pottawattamie Conservation's annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 7th at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa. This program 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. 

We will be offering 3 sessions of this all ages program, participants must choose between 1:00, 2:30, & 4:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately one hour. This registration is for our 4:00 p.m. program session, to choose a different program session please return to the program listing & select the correct session time.  

This event will take place both indoors & outside, please dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear. Cost for this program is $3.00 per person, children 3 & under are free and do not need to register. This fee includes all programming, refreshments, & park admission.

Online pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 5th 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 in minutes. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

Please meet at Olsen Lodge at Botna Bend Park, weather permitting. This event is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

2020 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation 


The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in its employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director, 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Maple Tree Tap - 4:00 PM Session


Saturday, March 7, 2020
4:00 PM


Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, IA 51536
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Adults - $3.00

Children - $3.00