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BOARD MTG. AGENDA


      EMPLOYMENT

Report fish and wildlife
violations to the Turn in
Poachers (TIP) Program by
calling 1-800-532-2020.
Provide as much information
as possible while remaining
annonymous. A conservation
officer will be dispatched to
investigate.

 
WCCB Contact Information:

34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-565-3390
Toll-Free: 888-841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 800-247-1012. Thank you!]

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General Downloads:

WCCB brochure

Winnebago River Water Trail brochure

Permit application for the Holland Youth Hunting Area

Map to Thorpe Park

Northland Nature Trail guide (Thorpe Park)

No Spray Request agreement

No Spray section map

Young Naturalist Backpack flyer

Florence Trap Shooting dates (July-August)


Lake Catherine Cabin Information:

Lake Catherine Cabin brochure

Available dates at the Lake Catherine Cabin

Lake Catherine Cabin reservation form



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There are 13 permitted geocaches hidden on WCCB areas!
Check out these geocaches by clicking on the links on our Environmental Education or Parks and Wildlife Areas pages!












 


Welcome to the Winnebago County Conservation Board,
one of 99 county conservation boards in Iowa.

We are located in the rolling hills of north-central Iowa's prairie pothole region.

Our purpose is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone and to protect and conserve our natural resources.

Scroll down for the latest news and browse through our web site often to see what we have to offer! And, be sure to contact us if you have any comments or questions!





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Read the Summer issue of "The Prairie Country Quarterly" here!

And, be sure to check out the June edition
of the "Outdoor Journal", as well!


Discovering Nature Day Camp

Do you know a 4-6 year-old that loves being outdoors? Then, bring him or her to our Discovering Nature Day Camp! The camp will be held at Thorpe Park on Friday, July 8th, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. You and your child (or grandchild) will enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities, including a scavenger hunt, exploring the lake, catching and studying insects, making animal tracks, and making s'mores!

Pre-registration for this day camp is required and you can sign up by contacting us at 641-565-3390 or at lralls@winnebagoccb.com. The cost for the camp is $5, but the fee will be waived for members of the Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation. Participants will need to bring along a picnic lunch, but drinks will be provided. We hope you can join us for this fun outdoor event!

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Treat yourself to a relaxing stay  
at the Lake Catherine Cabin!

 
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  For more information about the cabin,
you can download the following items:
Lake Catherine Cabin Brochure
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Policy
Lake Catherine Cabin Reservation Form
Available Dates



If you have kids or grandkids, consider borrowing one of our
"Young Naturalist Backpacks!"

boy with
                                                          treeThese backpacks can be checked out for up to two weeks
and contain fun items to help kids enjoy the outdoors,
such as binoculars, nets, tweezers, books, journals, coloring books, and outdoor activities. They're great for camping trips, vacations, or just hanging out at home!

The backpacks come in six different themes:
Nature Discovery
Insects
Ponds and Streams
Birding
Nature Art
and Young Explorer.

"Thanks so much!
The kids had a fantastic time using all of the fun things included in the backpacks."

If you'd like more information, or if you'd like to reserve a backpack, contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390.