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July 2021

Florence Trap Shooting Range Public Shooting

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Florence Recreation Area Trap Shooting Range, 42435 60th Avenue
Thompson, IA 50478 United States
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$3.00

Come join us for a fun evening of trap shooting! The cost to shoot will be $3 for a round of 25 targets. All shooters will need to bring their own gun and ammunition, as well as their own eye and ear protection. The range has voice-activated releases for the convenience of the shooters and all shooting will be supervised by certified Range Safety Officers. Public shooting is only allowed during the designated, specified times and the schedule is subject…

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August 2021

Evening Wildflower Walk

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
Free

Come take a leisurely, guided stroll around Thorpe Park to observe and learn about the magnificent variety of summer wildflowers we have here in north Iowa! Be sure to bring your camera!

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WCCB Board Meeting

August 9 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Summer Stargazing

August 13 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pilot Knob State Park, 2148 340th Street
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Free

Join us at the tower at Pilot Knob State Park as we check out the summer nighttime sky! We'll observe some of the more famous constellations, asterisms, and stars, and discuss how to identify them, as well as some of the fascinating facts about them. We may even spot a few leftover Perseid meteors! Be sure to bring along a flashlight.

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Animal Tracks and Signs Day Camp

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
Free

Do you know a child 6-9 years old who loves animals and the outdoors? Then, bring them to Thorpe Park to learn about the animals that live around here and how they can be identified without even being seen! The kids will learn about animal tracks, feeding signs, feathers, shells, owl pellets, bird nests, and bird songs. The camp will be free, but preregistration is required by contacting Naturalist Lisa Ralls at lralls@winnebagoccb.com to sign up.

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Monarch Tagging

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
Free

The Monarch butterfly's annual migration to Mexico is an amazing journey! So, come help scientists learn more about it by helping to tag some Monarch butterflies! You can bring along your own Monarchs to tag, catch some at the park, or just tag some that will be available that day. There will be a half-hour program before the tagging to give some background information about the Monarch's life cycle and the migration. You can come for just the program, or…

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September 2021

Labor Day–WCCB Office Closed

September 6 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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WCCB Board Meeting

September 13 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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October 2021

WCCB Board Meeting

October 11 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Campgrounds Closing

October 18

The Thorpe Park and Dahle Park Campgrounds will close today for the season. Access will still be allowed to both campgrounds, but the water will be turned off. We hope you enjoyed camping in our campgrounds this year and hope to see you next year!

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