Outdoor Events & Classes
Featured Outdoor Event Hosts
- Winneshiek County Conservation – Events & Programs
- Seed Savers Heritage Farm – Events
- Decorah Parks & Recreation
- Luther College Biology Department – News & Events
- Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – Events
The Decorah Dog Park Committee and the Decorah Parks and Recreation Department invite the community to attend a free Dog Park forum. This educational forum will be held Thursday, March
The Decorah Dog Park Committee and the Decorah Parks and Recreation Department invite the community to attend a free Dog Park forum. This educational forum will be held Thursday, March 22 at 7pm in the Decorah City Hall council chambers.
The forum will feature a panel of area professionals and will include information about the layout of the park, the construction timeline and Dog Park rules and regulations. A question and answer session for the community will follow the presentation.
The forum panel includes: Andy Nimrod – Park-Rec Director; Bill Nixon – Chief of Police; Carmen Hurley – Dog Trainer; Tab Ray – Waverly Leisure Services Director; Dr. Amy Gibbs – Decorah Veterinary Clinic; Mitch Link – Walmart Manager.
Later this spring or early this summer, brochures for the Decorah Dog Park will be available at area veterinarian clinics, the public library, and the Park-Rec office. All information will also be posted on the Park-Rec website, parks.decorahia.org.
A grand opening at the Decorah Dog Park will be held after park construction is complete!
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Decorah City Hall Council Chambers
400 Claiborne Drive, Decorah IA 52101
Winneshiek County Conservation will be hosting a volunteer training for the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Decorah Public Library.The Iowa Butterfly
Winneshiek County Conservation will be hosting a volunteer training for the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Decorah Public Library.
The Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN) is a citizen science program dedicated to educating Iowans about Iowa’s butterflies while simultaneously encouraging people to take an active role in conservation.
The volunteer training is open to all and no experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required by calling Winneshiek County Conservation at (563) 534-7145 or emailing email@example.com.
IBSN was developed and is managed by Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University. Winneshiek County Conservation serves as a regional resource to provide training and support for local volunteers.
IBSN survey volunteers will be trained in survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies and will be expected to conduct multiple walking surveys on a set route over the course of the butterfly season, from the beginning of June through early August.
The data collected through IBSN provides baseline data for researchers on existing butterfly populations and ranges. As that data set grows, it will provide an annual overview of the health of butterfly populations in Iowa, while also allowing researchers and conservationists to identify potential threats to existing populations and to better understand how land management practices or habitat restoration efforts affect butterflies.
More detailed information on the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network and what it means to be a volunteer can be found at www.winneshiekwild.com/IBSN or by calling (563) 534-7145.
Winneshiek County Conservation will be hosting a waterfowl viewing field trip to Cardinal Marsh on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm.Join naturalist Larry Reis in looking for the wide
Winneshiek County Conservation will be hosting a waterfowl viewing field trip to Cardinal Marsh on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm.
Join naturalist Larry Reis in looking for the wide variety of waterfowl and other birds passing through and settling in at Cardinal Marsh.
Please meet at the marsh’s south parking lot off of Madison Road. Directions and a map are available at www.winneshiekwild.com under “Maps and Directions.”
This event is free and no registration is required.
For more information, call Winneshiek County Conservation at (563) 534-7145.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Raptor Resource Project Director, John Howe, will present the Upper Iowa Audubon Society program Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM, at the Decorah Public Library.Join John Howe, Director of the Raptor
Raptor Resource Project Director, John Howe, will present the Upper Iowa Audubon Society program Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM, at the Decorah Public Library.
Join John Howe, Director of the Raptor Resource Project (RRP) to learn more about the Decorah Eagles, get first hand stories and view amazing photographs of Decorah’s beloved Eagles! John will also share updates on RRPs efforts to monitor Peregrine Falcons along the Mississippi River Bluffs in MN, IA, WI, and IL; and RRPs successful and expanding raptor-based education program for classroom youth and the general public.
All UIA programs are free and open to the public.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm
Decorah Public Library, lower level meeting room
202 Winnebago St., Decorah, IA
sat07apr5:00 pmWinneshiek Pheasants Forever Banquet5:00 pm Jewel, 3 Miles south of Decorah on Highway 52Age Range:All agesCost:Cost/Fee Registration Deadline (if applicable): Early bird deadline is March 17
Winneshiek Pheasants Forever is holding their 32nd annual PF banquet Saturday, April 7, at Jewels Skate Country on Hwy 52 South of Decorah.5-6:30 p.m. Door prizes, cocktails, games, displays
Winneshiek Pheasants Forever is holding their 32nd annual PF banquet Saturday, April 7, at Jewels Skate Country on Hwy 52 South of Decorah.
5-6:30 p.m. Door prizes, cocktails, games, displays of wildlife art, merchandise and guns
6:30 p.m. Dinner—prime rib, chicken or pork—auctions, raffles and entertainment
Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Banquet Ticket Order Form.
Banquet Prizes: Guns by Browning, Remington, CZ, Mossberg, Savage and Ruger; Special Raffle for
a Winchester Model 12 refurbished by Canoe Creek Gunsmithing; Curt Jones woodcarving; a PF engraved Browning Buckmark; Coyote Hunter Package; PF National Print of the year “Shelter Belt Pheasants” by Jim Hautman; Pheasants Forever Yeti Cooler filled with beverages; and Pheasants Forever American Flag Wall Art.
Banquet Auctions: Silent auction with wildlife prints, other artwork, handcrafted items, merchandise and more.
Live auction with outstanding wildlife prints, sculptures and one-of- a-kind artwork.
Early Bird Ticket Drawing: Order your Banquet Tickets before March 17 to be entered in an
Early Bird Drawing for two $100-packs of raffle tickets.
Pre-Banquet Raffle Ticket Pack: $100 buys $200-worth of raffle tickets if you order before banquet.
Includes entry in drawing for shotgun.
Registration Deadline (if applicable)
Early bird deadline is March 17