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 wiht payment.  We check the box daily.

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

Mushroom Foray and Feast at Langwood

Get ready to try out some fall mushrooms! When the time is right, sometime in the next month from late August until late September, Oyster, Puffballs, Chicken of the Woods and Hen of the Woods could all be on the menu. We will forage for mushrooms and then create a tasty snack stir fry including …

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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Women’s Outdoor Workshop

Join us for a one day WOW experience! WOW is for women 18+ who want to learn new skills, form a community, and spend time outdoors! An optional Early Bird High Ropes Challenge Course session will be open from 8 am - 10 am. This is YOUR CHANCE to try the Langwood Challenge Course.  Main …

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$15
Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Nature Tots: Eden Park

You are never too young to get outside! Nature Tots will be exploring the wonders of Louisa County Parks. Each month we will meet at a different park for activities, stories, and learning! Nature Tots is an adult/tot program geared towards ages 2-not yet in Kindergarten. However, siblings of any age are welcome to attend …

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Eden Park, 17426 County Road X17
Columbus Junction, IA 52738 United States
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Hike-A-Park: Eden Park

Louisa County Conservation is partnering with Des Moines County Conservation for a series of free, 1-4 mile, hikes every other Thursday at 3 pm. Eden Park 10/21 Chinkapin Bluffs 11/4 Cairo Woods 11/18

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Pick-n-Paddle Burris Ditch at Odessa Wildlife Complex

Join Louisa County Conservation for a leisurely paddle on the Odessa Water Trail.  We will put in and take out from the Burris Ditch boat ramp. Snacks and a thank you gift will be provided. High water brings trash and treasures. You're invited to come and play, paddle and work to give the river the …

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Burris Ditch Boat Ramp, 5808 Prairie Street
Wapello, IA 52653
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Halloween Hike

The Louisa County Conservation Halloween Hike has been an annual tradition for well over 20 years! This year’s 2021 hike will take us all the way back to 2001 and recreate some classic skits. **New location this year!** The Halloween Hike will take place along the brand new Wetland Interpretive Trail at Langwood! The trail is …

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$2
Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Hike-A-Park: Chinkapin Bluffs

Louisa County Conservation is partnering with Des Moines County Conservation for a series of free, 1-4 mile, hikes every other Thursday at 3 pm. Eden Park 10/21 Chinkapin Bluffs 11/4 Cairo Woods 11/18

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Owl Prowl at Chinkapin Bluffs

Listen to owls while hiking along the scenic wooded bluffs of Chinkapin. Learn about owls commonly found in Louisa County including their incredible adaptations for being active at night.  Owls also have some unique vocalizations. Did you know you can tell what kind of an owl is calling just by its call?  The program includes …

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Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area, 14198 R Ave
Columbus Junction, IA 52738 United States
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Nature Tots: Virginia Grove

You are never too young to get outside! Nature Tots will be exploring the wonders of Louisa County Parks. Each month we will meet at a different park for activities, stories, and learning! Nature Tots is an adult/tot program geared towards ages 2-not yet in Kindergarten. However, siblings of any age are welcome to attend …

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Virginia Grove Recreation Area, 20406 55th St
Morning Sun, Iowa
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Hike-A-Park: Cairo Woods

Louisa County Conservation is partnering with Des Moines County Conservation for a series of free, 1-4 mile, hikes every other Thursday at 3 pm. Eden Park 10/21 Chinkapin Bluffs 11/4 Cairo Woods 11/18

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Free

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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