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April 2022

Spring Stargazing

April 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
Free

Learn about the Spring nighttime sky at this fun and informative event! We will observe and learn about the brighter stars, constellations, and other objects that are visible in the nighttime sky this time of year. People attending the program should meet in the parking lot above Thorpe Park's Lake Catherine cabin. Star charts will also be made available for all participants to take home with them.

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WCCB Board Meeting

April 11 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
Free

In commemoration of Arbor Day, we will be giving away free tree seedlings at the Thorpe Park office! This year's varieties will include Jack Pine, Black Oak, Wild Plum, and Choke Cherry. We typically try to limit the number of seedlings to one/person to allow as many people as possible to take advantage of this offer. There will also be information available about each tree, as well as information about how to properly plant your tree.

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Spring Bird Walk

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Pilot Knob State Park, 2148 340th Street
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Free

Come meet at the Pilot Knob State Park shelter house for a leisurely walk to observe Iowa's abundance of spring woodland birds (as well as a few other signs of Spring)! Learn which birds have been around all year and which ones are just now returning, as well as how to identify them.

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May 2022

WCCB Board Meeting

May 9 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Spring Wildflower Walk

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pilot Knob State Park, 2148 340th Street
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Free

Meet at the Pilot Knob State Park shelter house to enjoy a leisurely walk where we will observe Iowa's beautiful Spring wildflowers! Participants will learn how to identify the flowers, what makes each one unique, and interesting facts about them.

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Wilderness Camping

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States

Have you thought about camping deep in the wilderness, really roughing it, but you're a little intimidated by the prospect? Maybe if you knew a little more about what to expect, you'd feel more comfortable doing it. If so, come meet at the Thorpe Park shelter house to learn how to enjoy a wilderness camping trip! You will learn how to plan a wilderness trip, what equipment to bring, how to cook food, and how to stay safe. Handouts will…

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Memorial Day–WCCB Office Closed

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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June 2022

Free Fishing Weekend

June 3
Free

Iowa residents will not need a fishing license to fish in Iowa this weekend. So, get out and enjoy that local river, stream, pond, or lake! All other fishing regulations will be in effect.

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Free Fishing Weekend

June 4
Free

Iowa residents will not need a fishing license to fish in Iowa this weekend. So, get out and enjoy that local river, stream, pond, or lake! All other fishing regulations will be in effect.

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