Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 25, 2013 = Opening for the Season

Gilbertson Nature Center
Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building
Hart Dummermuth Historical House
Petting Zoo
OPEN for the Season
Saturday, May 25, 2013

    The Gilbertson Conservation Education Area’s Gilbertson Nature Center, Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building and Hart Dummermuth Historical House and Petting Zoo will OPEN to the general pubic.

    They will be OPEN: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM or by appointment.

    They will be open Monday, May 27, 2013 and Monday, September 2, 2013, 11 AM - 7 PM.  Date and Times subject to change by management.

      The petting zoo’s last day open to the general public will be September 2, 2013.  The petting zoo will not be open during inclement weather.

      Starting on September 3, 2013 the building will only be open when the Maize Maze opens them or by appointment.

      If you have a group that would like to visit please make an appointment one to two weeks in advance of the visit by calling the Nature Center at 563-426-5740 or 

May 25, 2013 - Youth Fishing Tournament - Oelwein Lake, Oelwein, Iowa

The Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. is sponsoring:

Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 25, 2013
(Rain or Shine)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
[Tournament starts at 10:00 AM]
Oelwein Lake, Oelwein, Iowa

Cost: $7.00 pre-register by May 20, 2013
$10.00 the day of the tournament
[Must be registered by 9:45 AM the day of the tournament.]

Dawn L. Amundson, Environmental Education Coordinator, Fayette County Conservation Board, Gilbertson Nature Center, Elgin, Iowa will be providing loaner poles.
Dawn will also offer a short lesson on casting from 9 - 9:30 AM.

Prizes Galore from our generous sponsors
Ages 5 and under
6 - 8 years old
9 - 11 years old
12 - 15 years old

* Early Registration includes 1 dozen free night crawlers (Limited to the 1st 30 entries)

* This is a catch and release event. (Any expired fish are the responsiblity of the angler.)

* Winners must be present at the time of awards to recieve their prizes.

Pre-register: [Click on the mouse with fishing pole]

Here is a Poster for more information about the Youth Fishing Tournament