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Jun 20 Thursday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) -- The McGregor Wildlife School
Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will continue the “Conservation Heroes” series on June 20th with a visit to the McGregor Museum to learn about the historic McGregor Wildlife School.
Trips Clayton Osborne Park
Jun 21-22 Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Overnight Backpacking Trip
This will be an introductory level backpacking trip where we will hike into Clanton Creek to the primitive campsites where we will set up camp for the night, prepare a meal over the campfire, and enjoy the beauty of the first day of summer.
Trips Madison Clanton Creek Recreational Area
Jun 24 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mississippi Paddle Trip #1
This is a 10 mile trip along Clinton Counties most beautiful stretch of the Mississippi. We will supply paddle craft, gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides. Meet and park at the South Lake Park shelter in Sabula, Iowa.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Jun 25 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mississippi Paddle Trip #2
This 7 mile trip takes us across the widest point of the river locking through Lock & Dam 13 then on along the Fulton riverfront crossing to Willow Island and Joyce's Slough for a landing at Clinton's 9th Ave North boat ramp.
Trips Clinton Clinton County Conservation Headquarters
Jul 16 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM Christmas in July Eco-Bus Trip
Journey to Algona and explore the historic POW museum and the internationally known Nativity Scene.
Trips Polk Polk County Education Programs
Jul 29-31 Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Yellow River Forest Youth Backpacking Trip
This trip is for youth 11 through 15 years of age. Registration is open through July 8th and there is a fee of $50. A pre-trip meeting must be attended on July 22nd from noon till 4 PM.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Aug 3-10 Saturday Youth Wilderness Trip - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Participants ages 14-18 have the opportunity to participate in a life impacting trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Trips Buchanan Fontana Park
Aug 5-8 Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Black River Forest Youth Backpack Trip
This trip is for youth 14 - 18 years of age. Registration is open through July 15th and there is a fee of $75. Contact Chuck at 563-357-0759 or cjacobsen@clintoncounty-ia.gov for registration materials.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Aug 6 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wapsi Paddle Trip
This 11 mile trip takes us through a gently meandering stretch of our Wapsipinicon River just Southwest of DeWitt, Iowa. This is a intermediate trip and requires paddling skills.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Aug 6 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch & Twin Ponds Nature Center
Adventure to Chickasaw County to see Buffalo, HUGE glacial rocks and fish at Twin Ponds.
Trips Bremer Bremer County Conservation Offices
Aug 7 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Rockford Fossil Park
Participants will tour the Rockford Fossil and Prairie Center before digging in to find fossils from the Devonian age.
Trips Bremer Bremer County Conservation Offices
Aug 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mississippi Paddle Trip #3
We’ll be crossing the channel into protected waters then follow the Illinois shore and cross to Albany and Beaver Island, making our landing at Camanche, Iowa. Plan on paddling as this permits more and longer breaks.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Aug 14 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mississippi Paddle Trip #4
We'll meet at the Camanche, Iowa's 8th Ave boat ramp Iowa and continue our 18th century style trip imagining a wild Mississippi, landing where possible to stretch and cool off. It’s 5 miles through Swan, Hansen and Sodus Sloughs.
Trips Clinton Other Location
Aug 19 Monday 6:00 PM Float Your Family
We’ll offer tips on planning, packing for and executing a family paddling trip into the Iowa Wilderness. We'll examine the gear Clinton County has and demonstrate paddling techniques. You may play a paddling game on the water if you like.
Trips Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 27 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM Pearl Buttons & Muscatine Melons Eco-bus Trips -Full, Please add name to waiting list!
Button, button, who’s got the button? Travel with Polk County Eco-bus trips as we discover the history of the Pearl Button Capital of the World.
Trips Polk Polk County Education Programs
Aug 29-30 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Family Overnight Float
This 36 hour/16 mile/overnight trip on the Wapsi River from Wheatland to Allen's Grove Access North of Donahue, Iowa is designed for the adventurous family. We will supply paddle craft, gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides..
Trips Clinton Syracuse Boat Ramp
Sep 10-11 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Riverboat Twilight & Wood & Whitewater 2-day Eco-bus trip
Step on board with Polk County Conservation Eco-bus trips for a 2 day adventure to eastern Iowa and a 6 hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi River.
Trips Polk Polk County Education Programs
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