Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 Cross-Country Skiing Clinics


    The Fayette County Conservation Board will be once again holding several cross-country ski clinics.

    Participants will learn about basic cross-country ski equipment, helpful recovery techniques and the kick and glide method.

    Participants can either use the FCCB’s equipment for a $1.00 fee or bring their own equipment.  Approximately 35 people can use FCCB equipment per clinic.

    Participants must pre-register in order to participate in the clinic(s) of their choice.

    The following information is required about each person participating: First and Last Name, Phone Number and Shoe Size (please indicate men's, women's, or children's).

    Please call the Gilbertson Nature Center for more information or to pre-register at 536-426-5740 or e-mail gncfccb@alpinecom.net for the Cross-country Ski Clinics.

DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS OF CLINICS:






CANCELLED due to lack of safe snow to cross-country ski on.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
Gilbertson Nature Center
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
and
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Change in Program due to lack of safe snow to Cross-country Ski on.
These programs will take place, but the Fayette CCB and TAKO will be offering the following programs during the two Cross-country Ski times instead of cross-country skiing.
"Bird Identification"
"Recycling Goes to the Birds"  [Milk Jugs will be provided, but if you want to bring a clean / dry recyclable container of your own to make into a bird feeder you can.]
"My Animal Tracks Book"
"Fayette County Animals"
"Winter Hike" [Bring some binoculars if you have them to help you look for animals.]
and possible More!
Lunch is being provided by TAKO!
So come and join in the fun No if you have not pre-registered that is OK, just come and have some Winter FUN!!!!
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 
Heritage Farm Park, Clermont, Iowa
A Joint Program with TAKO (Take A Kid Outdoors)
TAKO will be paying the $1.00 registation fee for all who participate in these clinics.
10 – 11:45 AM
and
12:15 – 2 PM

These clinics are being co-sponsored by
Clayton County and Fayette County:
CANCELLED
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Osborne Nature Center 
Please contact (563) 245-1516 to pre-register for these two clinics.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
and
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fayette County Conservation Board’s Calendar of Events for 2013


Here is the current Calendar of Events for 2013, please check back to see up date to this calendar as more public programs and activities are added.  Thank you for reading.

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.
UP DATED: 1/11/2013

January 2013:
CANCELLED due to the lack of safe snow to Cross-country Ski on.
Saturday, January 12, 2013  = Cross-country Ski Clinics
10 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 3 PM
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, Gilbertson Nature Center, Cost $1.00 per person.
Please contact (563) 426 - 5740 or gncfccb@alpinecom.net to pre-register or for more information.

No Skiing but Alternate Programs are being Offered Saturday, January 26, 2013 = "Winter Fun"
Cross-country Ski Clinics  10 - 11:45 AM & 12:15 - 2 PM
Sponsored by TAKO
Heritage Farm Park, Clermont, Iowa
Please contact (563) 426 - 5740 or gncfccb@alpinecom.net for more information.

February 2013:
CANCELLED
Saturday, February 2, 2013 = “Snow Fun”, Osborn Nature Center, 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 3 PM
Cross-country Skiing Clinics and Snow Shoeing Clinics are being offered.  Cost $1.00 per person.
Please contact (563) 245-1516 to pre-register for one or more of these two clinics.

March 2013:
The Class is FULL as of 2/19/2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 7:30 AM - 5 PM & Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM = Hunter Safety Class, Gilbertson Nature Center,  Participants must Pre-register by calling 563-426-5740 or e-mailing: gncfccb@alpinecom.net

May 2013:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 = 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 25, 2013 = 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 27, 2013 = 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 2013:
Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2013 = Free Fishing Weekend, Iowa Residents Only

Saturday, June 8, 2013 = Fishing with TAKO, Volga River State Park, 10 AM – 2:00 PM

July 2013:
TBA = Country Heritage Maize Maze Opens, Times to be announced, Contact: 563-419-1133

September 2013:
Monday, September 2, 2013 = 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.

October 2013:
TBA = Haunted Maize Maze, Times to be announced, contact: 563-419-1133