Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Fayette County Conservation Board 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.

January 2015:
Cancelled due to lack of snow!
Saturday, January 11, 2015 = 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 Lack of SNOW!
Saturday, January 31, 2015 = Cross-country Ski Clinics, 10 AM – 12 PM
Oelwein Wellness 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).  

February 2015:
Saturday, February 7, 2015 = TAKO and FCCB "Wintertime Adventure", Heritage Farm Park, Clermont, Iowa, 10 AM - 2 PM
  The Fayette County Conservation Board will be once 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..  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.
    Sledding will also be offered by TAKO.
    Lunch will be provided by TAKO.
    The program will be held even if there is not snow.  If there is not snow to cross-country ski on and/or sled on then participants will get to make a Recycled Bird Feeder, Tracks Book, Go on a winter hike and more.

CANCELLED Due to it being VERY COLD!
Saturday, February 14, 2015 = “Snow Fun”, Osborn Nature Center, 10 - Noon and 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 2015:

Hunter Education  Safety Class
Gilbertson Nature Center
Saturday, March 21, 2015,
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
and
Sunday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
For information call Dawn at the Gilbertson Nature Center at 563-426-5740 or e-mail: gncfccb@alpinecom.net.

May 2015:
Tuesday, May 4, 2015 = 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 23, 2015 = 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 25, 2015 = 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 2015:
Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, 2015 = 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 2015:
TBA = Country Heritage Maize Maze Opens, Times to be announced, Contact: 563-419-1133

September 2015:
Monday, September 7, 2015 = 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 2015:
TBA = Haunted Maize Maze, Times to be announced, contact: 563-419-1133

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