Monday, December 5, 2016

Map 2016 Public Hunting Boundaries at Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

Here is a link to a map of the 2016 Public Hunting Boundaries at the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area.

This is a PDF downloadable / printable black and white map.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4cDL72cVrA2ZmtHekJRY2V0V2c/view?usp=sharing

Monday, November 7, 2016

$100,000 Grant Received for Trail Project in Fayette County

Fayette County Conservation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection, commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect Iowa's natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities and counties for projects that help establish natural areas, and encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.

This grant was made possible through the Fayette County Conservation Board’s partnership with the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D). The grant money will be used for expansion of the TRRC Trail from the City of Elgin to Gilbertson Conservation Education Area through the construction of a pedestrian bridge across the Turkey River and a paved walking trail through the park complex.

This money will not only benefit Elgin and Fayette County residents, but also visitors to the TRRC.  It will create pedestrian and bicycle connections so residents and visitors can safely and comfortably move between Elgin and Gilbertson Park. This project is part of a larger initiative to develop, improve, and add to the Northeast Iowa trails system that will eventually span from Guttenberg and the Cassville Ferry to Lanesboro, Minnesota.

In its 27 years, REAP has benefited every county in Iowa by supporting over 15,000 projects. REAP has funded these projects with $250 million in state investments, leveraging two to three times the amount in private, local and federal dollars.  Collectively, these projects have improved the quality of life for all Iowans with better soil and water quality; added outdoor recreation opportunities; sustained economic development; enhanced knowledge and understanding of our ecological and environmental assets, and preservation of our cultural and historic treasures.

Local Contact is: Rod Marlatt, Fayette County Conservation Director

Friday, October 14, 2016

Haunted Maize Maze

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time: 6 PM till 9 PM

Cost: $5

Hot chocolate and apple cider & hot dogs free

Swenson.lagracia@gmail.com
563-419-1133
22580 A Ave.
½ mile East of Elgin, Iowa

SPOOKERS WANTED:
Must be with a school, a non-profit community organization OR church
 Let me know what group they represent to get reimbursed



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Facebook Page - Check it Out!

Here is our new Facebook page.

Check it Out and We hope You will Like the Page!  Thank you!


https://www.facebook.com/fayettecountyconservation/

Friday, June 17, 2016

Some of the 2016 Petting Zoo Animals

These are some of the animals you can see at the Petting Zoo located at the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area.

The Petting Zoo, Gilbertson Nature Center, and Historical Buildings are open for the 2016 season: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM or by Appointment by Calling: 1-563-426-5740 or e-mailing: gncfccb@alpinecom.net









Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Spring, Summer and Fall Calendar of Events

For more information about the events listed below contact: Dawn L. Amundson, Environmental Education Coordinator, Gilbertson Nature Center, 22580 A Avenue, Elgin, Iowa 52141, 563 – 426 – 5740, E-mail:  gncfccb@alpinecom.net.

May:
Monday, May 6, 2016 = Petting Zoo, Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building and Hart Dummermuth Historical House Open for scheduled field trip groups only.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 = Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building, Hart Dummermuth Historical House, and Petting Zoo open for the summer season, Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday, May 30, 2016 = Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building, Hart Dummermuth Historical House, and Petting Zoo open for the summer season, Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

June:
Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 2016 = Free Fishing Weekend, Iowa
Residents Only.  Annually the Iowa DNR host Free Fishing Days, for Iowa residents only, during the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June.
All fishing regulations must be obeyed.

July:
TBA = Country Heritage Maize Maze Opens, Times to be announced, Contact: 563-419-1133

Monday,July 4, 2016 = Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building, Hart Dummermuth Historical House, and Petting Zoo open for the summer season, Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

September:
Monday, September 5, 2016 = The last day the Petting Zoo is open for the season.
The Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building and Hart Dummermuth Historical House buildings will now be open when the Maize Maze opens the buildings or appointment only.  Once the Maize Maze closes for the season the buildings will only be open by appointment.

October:
TBA = Haunted Maize Maze, Times to be announced, contact: 563-419-1133

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Seasonal Camping Rates for the Fayette County Conservation Boards Parks

Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
Gouldsburg Park
$15.00/night with electricity
$10.00/night without electricity
$10.00/night Equestrian Camping at Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

Dutton’s Cave Park
$8.00/night with electricity
$5.00/night without electricity

Goeken Park
Twin Bridges Park
Echo Valley State Park
$5.00/night

For more information contact:
Wildwood Nature Center
563-422-5146 or 563-425-3613
fayetteccb@hawkeytel.com

Gilbertson Nature Center
563-426-5740
gncfccb@alpinecom.net