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Create Your Own Walking Stick Workshop

Come join us to create your own personalized walking stick!  What better way to increase the enjoyment of walking whether it be in the woods are a community. You will need to bring your own stick. We will provide the hand tools for you to create your masterpiece. Some decorations will be provided but feel free to bring your own or to share. Register at:...

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Maple Syrup Making at Camp WaNoKi

Camp Wa-No-Ki 4200 Wa-No-Ki Camp Road, Fort Dodge, IA

Learn how real maple syrup is made! Come join the Hamilton & Webster County Conservation Boards at Camp WaNoKi for a celebration of making maple syrup. There will be several outdoor stations that will let you experience this ancient North American craft. Small samples of the real maple syrup will be available for participants to taste. Register at: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Hamilton/Park/Briggs-Woods-Park-and-Golf-Course/Events/19750/Create-Your-Own-Walking-Stick.aspx . Questions? Contact either John Laird...

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Fossil Hunting Expedition Adventure to Floyd County

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Join us for the Devonian Period  marine fossil hunting expedition adventure in Floyd County, Iowa. We will be on a quest at the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve for our 1 gallon bucketful of fossils. Bring your sack lunch, bucket, water, outdoor body protection (think bug spray) and join the car caravan. There is a strict minimum of 6 people to preregister so do it...

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Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Get your kids hooked on fishing at the Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby.  Children 3 to 14 years of age are eligible. Iowa residents are welcome to fish with your children/grandchildren on this free, no fishing license weekend. Basic fishing pole maintenance, ID your fish, fishing regulation, water safety and other basic fishing topics will be discussed. Come meet our friendly and positive Hamilton County...

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Introduction to the Atlatl

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Catch Atlatl fever by coming to learn how to throw a long dart at a deer target with an atlatl. The atlatl predated the bow and arrow and is still popular for recreation and hunting. This program is for all ages of people who are curious about the trying an ancient primitive hunting weapon.

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Primitive Weapons

Camp Wa-No-Ki 4200 Wa-No-Ki Camp Road, Fort Dodge, IA

Come join the fun as we offer participants the chance to use a variety of weapons from the past into the present. We will be start with early atlatls used to throw long darts at targets. Tomahawks and knife throwing along with slingshots, bows and arrows will be demonstrated. Event will be supervised by the Webster and Hamilton County Naturalists. This is a joint program...

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Boone River Clean Up

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Come and help clean up the garbage out of our Boone River. We will clean up 4.6 miles of the river from Riverside Park to the Briggs Woods Park. Bring your sunscreen, water, bug spray,  shovel, gloves, hat, sunglasses and canoes. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!  Questions contact John Laird 515 297 0423 or jlaird@hamiltoncounty.org. More information can be found: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Hamilton/Park/Briggs-Woods-Park-and-Golf-Course/Events/5567/Boone-River-Clean-Up.aspx

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