Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fayette County Conservation Board’s Calendar of Events for 2014

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.

January 2014:
CANCELLED:
Due to snow not being safe to Cross-country Ski on.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 = Cross-country Ski Clinics, 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 3 PM
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, Gilbertson Nature Center
    The Fayette County Conservation Board will be once again holding 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.

CANCELLED: Due to very Inclement Weather!!!!
NEWLY Added as of 1/8/2014:
Saturday, January 25, 2014 = Cross-country Ski Clinics, 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 3 PM
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, Gilbertson Nature Center
    The Fayette County Conservation Board will be once again holding 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.

February 2014:
CANCELLED by Clayton County due to cold and not enough people signed up to hold the clinic.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 = “Snow Fun”, Osborn Nature Center, TBA
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 2014:
TBA = Hunter Safety Class, Gilbertson Nature Center

May 2014:
Tuesday, May 5, 2014 = 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 24, 2014 = 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 26, 2014 = 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 2014:
Friday, June 6, Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, 2014 = 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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 = Fishing Fun, 9 AM – 12 PM
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area Fishing Pond
[Located across the street from the petting zoo.]
Adults gather your kids, come and enjoy a relaxing morning of fishing.  Bring your own rods, reels and bait if you have them.  If you do not a limited number of rods / reels will be available to check out and use during the event.  Fishing worms in a limited amount will also be available.
If you have never gone fishing before you can take a basic casting practice class available upon request, just ask the Naturalist checking out the fishing equipment for a casting lesson.
    For more information, call the Gilbertson Nature Center at 563-426-5740 or e-mail gncfccb@alpinecom.net.

July 2014:
TBA = Country Heritage Maize Maze Opens, Times to be announced, Contact: 563-419-1133

September 2014:
Monday, September 2, 2014 = 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 2014:
TBA = Haunted Maize Maze, Times to be announced, contact: 563-419-1133

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