Upcoming Events

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February 16
Tapping Trees for Syrup
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Friday, February 16

9:00 – 11:00 am

Russell Wildlife Area

If you would like to help MCCB collect tree sap that will be made into maple syrup sampled at the Maple Syrup Festival, then come out to the conservation center on this morning.  After collecting sap from maple trees in the park, you can watch the next steps first-hand.  Dress for the weather and for hiking.  Pre-register by February 15 calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

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December 9
The Mitten Treee
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Saturday, December 9

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Russell Wildlife Area

Come and listen to Jan Brett’s story, The Mitten, and decorate a very special pair of mittens.  One mitten will be placed on the tree in the conservation center and the other mitten can go home with you. Donate a pair of warm mittens and bring them to this event!  All donated mittens will be given to a local charity to help keep people warm this winter. Mitten-shaped cookies will be available to decorate for a yummy treat!  This event is for all ages.  Registration deadline is Dec. 7th.  Call MCCB at (641)673-9327 to sign up.

December 29
Winter Day Camp
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Friday, December 29

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Russell Wildlife Area

Kids, get out of the house during your winter break and come out to the conservation center to have fun and learn about nature on a winter day!  Dress for the weather because having fun in winter is spending some time outdoors.  Indoor activities (including a movie and popcorn) will also be held so we can warm up our fingers and toes.  This event is for all ages.  Please pre-register by calling (641)673-9327 because we have limited space.  Registration deadline is Dec. 28th.

January 12
Nature Crafts & Cocoa
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Friday, January 12

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Russell Wildlife Area

This program is sure to bring out the crafty and creative side of you!  You will be shown how to create some very simple crafts using things found at home and right outside in nature.  So bring your family and friends out to the conservation center for some fun and fellowship.  Whatever you make, you will take home!  Refreshments will be served.  This activity is for all ages.  Please call MCCB at (641)673-9327 to reserve a spot and craft supplies.  Registration deadline is Jan. 10th.

February 16
Tapping Trees for Syrup
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Friday, February 16

9:00 – 11:00 am

Russell Wildlife Area

If you would like to help MCCB collect tree sap that will be made into maple syrup sampled at the Maple Syrup Festival, then come out to the conservation center on this morning.  After collecting sap from maple trees in the park, you can watch the next steps first-hand.  Dress for the weather and for hiking.  Pre-register by February 15 calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

February 26
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Monday, February 26

6:00 pm

Russell Wildlife Area

We appreciate our volunteers!  If you have volunteered with the Mahaska County Conservation Board this last year, we want to thank you for taking time to help us and for sharing your talents. We want to treat you to a very special program and dinner.  There is no cost for the meal, but reservations are needed.  Please call MCCB at (641)673-9327 or email decook@mahaskacounty.org to make your reservations.