MCCB has a variety of winter break activities for you and your family. Check out the options and call MCCB to sign up! Winter Day Camp »
Many people have offered to help feed the animals at Russell Wildlife Area. Here is your chance! Afterwards, a snake will help paint a one-of-a-kind painting for you. Animal Care & Painting With Snakes »
Bring your buckets or bags and fill them up with cracked corn for the birds at MCCB's annual bird food giveaway day. Staff will be on hand to help you fill your buckets. Supply is limited, so be at the Russell Wildlife Area from 9:00 am - Noon on February 7th! Bird Food Giveaway »
The Birdfood Giveaway will be held on February 7 from 9 am - noon. Thanks to Cargill for the corn donation! Birdfood Giveaway »
Mahaska County has over 1,300 acres of forests, wetlands, prairies and parks to explore. The Mahaska County Conservation Board manages 20 separate parks, river accesses and wildlife areas with over six miles of maintained trails. Enjoy the outdoors in Mahaska County! »
Caldwell Park is the location of MCCB's future Environmental Learning Center. This 60-acre area is located immediately east of Oskaloosa. Future Environmental Learning Center »

Site Features

Friends of Mahaska County Conservation
Friends of Mahaska County Conservation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for a new conservation education center for the Mahsaka County Conservation Board.

Fees & Reservations
Learn about fees for park shelters, cabins, canoes, and other rentals from MCCB.

Education Programs
Learn about scheduling an education program for your schol or organization.

Upcoming Events

Pines Above the Snow
December 31 · Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area
Weather Wizards
January 2 · Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area
Animal Care & Paint with Snakes
January 2 · Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area
Search for the Saw Whet
February 20 · Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area
Tapping for Maple Syrup
February 20 · Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area
Maple Syrup Festival
March 7 · Eveland Access

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