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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Conservation Events.

Earth Day Trash-Bash on the Trail

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9 AM - 11 AM

Join Boone County Conservation, Friends of the Trail, and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation at Grants Woods Park for an Earth Day Trash-Bash. Enjoy a nice morning hike as we walk along the High Trestle Trail collecting litter. By participating you are assisting in keeping Boone County litter-free, beautifying Iowa, and saving the world one step at a time.

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No experience is necessary. FREE EVENT.
Clean-up materials will be provided at the event.
If you want to bring items of your own to assist in cleanup you may.

Date: April 22nd, 2023
Time: 9 AM-11 AM
Location: Grants Woods Park- 2335 QF Lane, Madrid, IA 50156


Returning the Wildness: How to create a Native Pollinator Corridor

Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Spring has arrived and the wildness will soon return to our yards in full swing.
Join Boone County Naturalist Kyle as he talks about the importance of native landscapes and how you can benefit from turning your yard into a native pollinator corridor.

Location: Madrid Library multipurpose room, in the field at Swede Point Park

Time: 1:30 PM at Library, in the field at 2:30 PM at Swede Point Park meet at the shelter house parking area.

Age Group: *** Adult Program***

This is a FREE program but free-will donations are accepted.


Rockin' in the Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 9 AM to 2 PM

Want to participate in a fishing derby? Or learn the skill of archery? Then join Boone County Conservation at Don Williams Recreational Area on June 10th in celebration of National Outdoors Day.

Youth Fishing Derby (16 and younger) 9 AM-Noon
Introduction to Archery 1 PM - 2 PM (4th grade and above)

All events are FREE but do accept a free-will donation.

Don Williams Recreational Area
610 H Ave, Ogden, IA 50212

Event Meetup: Lodge by the Lake

Fishing, we will not be supplying gear or bait so bring your own.
A bait shop next to the lodge will supply bait for purchase.
Those who catch a fish are entered to win prizes donated by the county and other partners.

Archery will be a pre-registered program. We are limited on equipment. To register contact the Boone County Naturalist.


Any questions:
Naturalist email is

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