Webster County Conservation
2017 Public Outdoor Events

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Webster County Conservation          1415 Nelson Ave.  Fort Dodge, IA
515-576-4258           khansen@webstercountyia.org

 **All programs are free unless otherwise noted.

Site locations: 
Kennedy Park — located 5 miles north of Fort Dodge on Nelson Ave.  1415 Nelson Ave.
WaNoKi — located about 1 mile east of Coalville.  Take 235th St. to WaNoKi Road  2401 WaNoKi Road
Skillet Creek Indian Mounds — located 5 miles SE of Dayton.  Take Hwy 175 to River Rd. to Skillet Creek Ave.
Brushy Creek SRA — located 4 miles east of Lehigh / 4 miles south of Duncombe 
Dolliver Park — located 3 miles NW of Lehigh

February

February 18 Call of the Wild Fundraiser Willow Ridge Restaurant
  6:00 pm    
       

March

March 20 Spring Begins Hike Dolliver Park
  6:30 pm  
       

April

April 15 Campground OPENS  
    Kennedy Park per night rates:
  $22 for full hook-up
  $18 for electric site
  $15 for primitive site
       
April 22 Earth Day Stewardship  
    8:30am Brushy Creek SRA      10:30am Dolliver Park
       

May

May 10 Evening HIke Dolliver Park
  8:00 pm
       
May 11 Evening Paddling Brushy Creek South ramp
  8:00pm
       
May 18 Plant Some Shade Kennedy Park
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May 20 Wickiup Building Work Day Kennedy Park
  9:00am-11:00am
       
May 20 Nat'l Kids to Parks Day Dolliver and Brushy Creek
 
       
May 27 Camping Kickoff Weekend Dolliver and Brushy Creek
   
       

June

June 3 Playscape Ribbon Cutting/Dedication Kennedy Park playground
  1:00 pm
       
June 2,3,4 Free Fishing Weekend  
     
       
June 3 Fishing Derby Brushy Creek fish pier
  9:00-11:00 am For beginners with a parent. Meet at fish pier point. Equipment, bait, and lunch provided.
       
June 9 Work Night and Campfire at WaNoKi Wanoki
  5:00-7:00 pm
       
June 9 Evening Paddling Brushy Creek South ramp
  8:00 pm
       
June 21 Summer Begins Hike Dolliver Park
  6:30 pm
       

July

July 24,25,27 Hunter Safety 3-day course Kennedy Park shelter
  5:30-9:00 pm
       
July 7 Evening Paddling Brushy Creek South ramp
  8:00 pm
       
July 14 Partners Picnic & Tour  
  4:00 pm
       

August

August 4 Evening Paddling Kennedy Park
  8:00 pm Canoes with lights will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Lights requied on vessels you bring.
       
August 5 Smokey Bear B-day Visit  
  4:00 pm Kennedy Park - Smokey will visit the campgrounds with a park staff escort handing out birthday trinkets.
  6:00 pm Brushy Creek  
  8:00 pm Dolliver Park  
       
August 8 Open Paddle Kennedy Park Beach
  6:00-8:00 pm No instruction, No fee
       
August 10 Partners Picnic & Summer Social Soldier Creek Winery
  5:00-7:00 pm  
       
August 11 & 12 Dragon Boat Races Kennedy Park
       
August 22 SUP Class Kennedy Park Beach
  6:00-7:00 pm $10 a person registration required
       
August 26 & 27 3-D Archery Shoot Kennedy Park
       
August 29 Open Paddle Kennedy Park Beach
  6:00-8:00 pm No instruction, No fee
       

September

September 7 Evening Paddling Kennedy Park
  8:00 pm Canoes with lights will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Lights requied on vessels you bring.
       
September 22 Autumn Begins Hike Camp WaNoKi
  6:30 pm
       
September 25 Friends of WCCB Meeting Camp WaNoKi
  6:00 pm
       

October

October 5 Evening Paddling Kennedy Park
  8:00 pm Canoes with lights will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Lights requied on vessels you bring.
       
October 6-8 BOW Becoming an Outdoors Woman Dolliver Park
    A workshop for women to learn a wide range of outdoor skills. There is a fee for this event.
       
October 14 Fall Colors Hike Kennedy Park
  4:00 pm Join Erin Ford for a woodland hike focusing on Iowa's fall tree color display.
       
October 14 Trick or Treating Kennedy Park
  6:00-7:30 pm Trick or Treat in the Campground
       
October 15 Fall Park Festival Kennedy Park
  3:00-6:00 pm Free Family Outdoor Fun. Archery, bb gun shooting, atlatl throwing, paddling, geo-caching, etc.
       
October 15 Campground CLOSES Kennedy Park
     
       
October 18 Hunter Safety on-line field day Kennedy Park
  6:00-9:00 pm Before attending an online field day an approved online hunter safety course must be completed and Certificate of Completion printed.
Register at the Iowa DNR website or http://reservations1.usedirect.com/IowaWeb/
For individuals 18 & older, an online hunter safety course is now available which does not require attendance at a field day. The online course must be completed and certificate printed.
       

November

November 11 Skillet Creek Indian Md Hike Skillet Creek Indian Mounds
  7:00-8:30 pm
       
November Volunteer Appreciation / Annual Meeting
   
       

December

TBA Lights at Kennedy Kennedy Park