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Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature: Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day with fun games and activities!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Spring Wildflower Walk
Spring has sprung and the woodlands are blooming with spring flowers.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 26 Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friends Night at River Ridge Brewing
Support Friends of Jackson County Conservation at River Ridge Brewery!
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 27 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM StoryWalk Celebration
We are putting up a new story this spring, Creekfinding: a True Story by Jacqeline Briggs Martin.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 4 Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tree Planting Volunteer Event
Volunteers are invited to assist the Conservation department in planting 1,000 hardwood tree seedlings.
Special Events Jackson Prairie Creek Recreation Area
May 9 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Great Give Day
Help Friends of Jackson County Conservation continue to build their endowment fund by making a donation during this 24-hour online giving day!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 11 Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Household Hazardous Waste & Metal Collection
Not sure what to do with hazardous waste materials like paint thinners and pesticides? Bring them in to be recycled or disposed of properly.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 12 Sunday 2:00 PM Mushroom 101
Take a hike with Naturalist Jeny Meyer and learn how to identify mushrooms and learn what is edible.
Programs Jackson Prairie Creek Recreation Area
May 16 Thursday 6:00 PM Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie Walk
Enjoy a guided hike through Ray Hamilton's reconstructed and remnant prairie. Ray will share his knowledge of prairie plants and native pollinators.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 18 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Prairie Work Day
Come help restore native prairie landscape at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 21-22 Tuesday 6:00 PM Jackson County Conservation Board Meeting
Learn what's happening with county parks at the Conservation Board's monthly meeting.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 25 Saturday 10:00 AM Urban Foraging
Learn to identify common wild edibles that you can find right in your yard.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 26 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kayaking on Marsh
Join us for some kayaking on the Hurstville Marsh.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 1 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pine Valley Hike
Come hike at one of Jackson County Conservation's coolest properties!
Programs Jackson Pine Valley Nature Area
Jun 6-7 Thursday 9:00 AM O.W.Ls Southeast Minnesota Trip
Come take a fun filled overnight trip to beautiful Southeast Minnesota. Thursday June 6th O.W.Ls (older, wiser, livelier) will travel to South East Minnesota’s bluff country to canoe, cave, hike, and explore.
Trips Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 8 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
All ages are welcome to learn fishing basics at this clinic.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Fishing Pond
Jun 18-19 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Voyage Camp
Youth will learn to paddle a canoe and kayak on the Maquoketa River during this two-day trip and camp overnight along the river!
Youth Camps Jackson Maquoketa River Water Trail
Jun 25-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Camp
Learn outdoor skills such as paddling, archery and more!
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 9-11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Camp
Youth will have fun learning about Iowa’s natural resources through games and activities.
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 16-18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth will have fun outdoors learning about Iowa’s natural resources!
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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