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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 Winter edition of "The Prairie Country Quarterly" here.

 

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Thorpe Park web cam!

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Thorpe Park Road Opened Temporarily

The road through Thorpe Park has reopened,
but will most likely close again soon
as temperatures warm and the road gets muddy again.
We'll keep you posted!

Lake Mills and Worth County trap-shooting teams competed at the Florence Recreation Area despite the snow! The Florence Trap Shooting Range was built with REAP funds and it was obviously money well-spent!

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

For more information about the cabin, you can download the following items:

Cabin rates are $57.75/weeknight and $73.50/Friday and Saturday nights. (These rates include sales tax.) To reserve the cabin, please let us know the dates using our reservation button below. Then, fill out the rental agreement above and return it to us either through the mail or electronically. Finally, send your payment in (including a separate $100 deposit check). Let us know if you have any questions!

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to see which 2018 dates
are available.

(Green dates are available,
red dates are already booked.)

A two-night minimum stay is required on weekends. 
Thank you!

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If so, you can help out our Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation!

Just click here and you can designate us as your preferred charitable organization! Then, each time you shop, go to smile.amazon.com and .5% of your qualified purchases will be donated to our foundation. It's an easy way to donate, and it doesn't cost you anything! For more information about AmazonSmile, click here.                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                   
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If the skies aren't too cloudy this weekend, take a little time to sit outside, enjoy the warmer weather, and check out the Lyrid Meteor Shower!

The snow didn't keep high school trap-shooters from Lake Mills and Worth County from competing in a meet at the Florence Trap Shooting Range! The range was built with REAP funding, which was obviously money well-spent!

Join Team Monarch! Help protect Monarch butterflies and their habitats by joining the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program. Workshops will be held in Des Moines (5/8-5/9) and Bloomington, MN (6/9-6/10). Check out the program, then join up to help out!

For now, the road is open through Thorpe Park.

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If the skies are not too cloudy this week, be sure to take advantage of the warmer weather to observe the Lyrid Meteor Shower! https://t.co/8clMqlu9f4

The snow didn't keep high school trap-shooters from Lake Mills and Worth County from competing in a meet at the Florence Trap Shooting Range! The range was built with REAP funding, which was obviously money well-spent!

Join Team Monarch! Help protect Monarch butterflies and their habitats by joining the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program. Workshops will be held in Des Moines (5/8-5/9) and Bloomington, MN (6/9-6/10). Check out the program, then join up to help out! https://t.co/8rEpWB3tz4

If you haven't been following the Decorah eagles, now is the time to begin! The three eaglets are now over a week old, are eating a lot, and are beginning to explore their new world. Be sure to take a few minutes to enjoy this wonderful break!

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We are closing the road through Thorpe Park once again because of muddy conditions and the precipitation that is expected over the next few days. We'll let you know when the road is reopened. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our Friends Foundation is raffling off a $1,500 bow to raise money for our new nature center! Tickets are $5 a piece, or 3 for $10 and 7 for $20. The bow was donated by Bear Creek Outdoors, so 100% of the proceeds will go towards the center! Contact us for tickets.

The Thorpe Park road is open once again, temporarily. With more snow predicted this weekend, and warmer temperatures next week, it will most likely get closed again. We'll keep you posted!

Our new web site is up and running! It is now more user-friendly and we will be adding more features in the future. We hope you like it! https://t.co/kCxfr4GrIS.

Needless to say, the road through Thorpe Park will be closed at least through this week. Over a foot of snow is now turning into at least that much mud! We'll let you know when it is reopened.

The WCCB is now accepting applications for Natural Resource Technicians to work in the Winnebago County parks this summer. For more information about the open positions, contact WCCB Director Robert Schwartz at 641-565-3390.

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