Upcoming Events

Up-to-date information will be maintained on the event pages here and on the Louisa County Conservation Facebook page. There is a drop box in the front of our office that can be used to register and/or pay for events.  Simply print off registration forms (if needed) and drop off with payment.  We check the box daily.

Please feel free to call the office at 319-523-8381 or email us with any questions!

Gifts from Nature

Celebrate earth’s bounty by making gifts from nature for your family! Come to the Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Ave, Wapello, IA, Thursday, December 2 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for this drop-in program to enjoy an evening of making gifts from nature like pinecone owls and wreaths while nibbling on popcorn and sipping …

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Christmas Bird Count

Calling all birders! Join us for Audubon's Christmas Bird Count. Each year thousands of people all over the country count birds in their area and then report their observations.  Louisa County now has a bird count circle called "Louisa Y" with Columbus Junction as its center. The circle includes towns, woodlands, prairies, and farmland, including …

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Free
Columbus Junction Public Library, 232 Second Street
Columbus Junction, Iowa 52738
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Winter Nature Camp – Virginia Grove

Let's celebrate Winter! Join us for a Winter Nature Camp "camp out" - everything we love about camping without spending the night in the cold! We will set up tents, cook smores over a campfire, use flashlights, make a craft, and explore how humans and animals stay warm in the winter.  

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$5
Virginia Grove Recreation Area, 20406 55th St
Morning Sun, Iowa
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Winter Nature Camp – Flaming Prairie

Let's celebrate Winter! Join us for a Winter Nature Camp "camp out" - everything we love about camping without spending the night in the cold! We will set up tents, cook smores over a campfire, use flashlights, make a craft, and explore how humans and animals stay warm in the winter.  

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$5
Flaming Prairie, 14624 County Road X61
Muscatine, 52761
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Noon Year’s Eve

Ring in 2022 at the Louisa County Conservation Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Outdoor adventures, nature activities, and crafts will be available before we gather together for a countdown to a Noon birdseed toss to ring in the New Year! The celebration will finish with hot chocolate and a snack around a campfire. This Noon Year’s …

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$2
Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area, 14198 R Ave
Columbus Junction, IA 52738 United States
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Upcycle Crafts

Come to Langwood to enjoy an afternoon of crafting and hiking. We will be upcycling soda bottles into hanging vases plus other crafting surprises! The trails at Langwood will also be open for exploring. Hot cocoa, popcorn and a roaring fire inside. Run out your sillies outside.

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All About Birds

Come to Langwood for an afternoon of exploring birds! Songbirds in winter can easily be viewed at our bird blind. During this indoor and outdoor program we will make bird crafts, have snacks, count birds as citizen scientists and explore the trails at Langwood.

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Free
Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Program Cancellations

If we have to cancel programs at the last minute, a message will be placed on voice mail and on Facebook. You can call the Louisa County Conservation office at (319)-523-8381 anytime to check the message.

Special Needs

Louisa County Conservation Board programs are open to people of all abilities. If you have special needs, contact us in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements.

Louisa County’s programs and facilities are consistent with pertinent federal and state laws on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and abilities. Not all facilities and programs are fully accessible. However, if you contact us in advance, we will do our best to accommodate you.

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