Upcoming Events

A Note About Public Events

Public programming is critical to our mission. We are committed to following public health guidelines while also providing educational and fun programming. Events listed here may have to be adjusted in the future based on current recommendations. Up-to-date information will be maintained on the event pages here and on the Louisa County Conservation Facebook page. Please feel free to call the office at 319-523-8381 or email us with any questions!

Nature Tots: Wacky Weather

Make a cloud in a bottle, play with a water tornado, create art using the sun, and explore your shadow. Join us and have fun with Wacky Weather!

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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Shenanigans: Animals in Charge! A Drive-In Puppet Show! FREE!

Giant puppets will explore what happens when the animals are in charge! Eulenspiegel Puppets will perform a brand new show  at the Louisa County Fairgrounds. This show features the fun adventures animals are having while humans are limiting their community contacts. Based on true stories of animal antics during a pandemic, with a lot of …

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Louisa County Iowa Fairgrounds, 101 Fairground Road
Columbus Junction, Iowa 52738
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Langwood Comes Alive

Spring is all around! Let’s get outside and enjoy it! Hike, scoop in the pond, and/or watch the birds. Many activity stations will be setup for this free, fun, family event. Come and go as you please!

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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Pick-n-Paddle Big Timber

Help preserve wildlife friendly rivers!  Enjoy a leisurely paddle and help make the area safer for wildlife. During the paddle we will be hunting for trash and enjoying nature's surprises. Then during a snack or lunch break, we will be sampling the water.  Keeping our rivers free of debris and monitoring water quality improves water …

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Big Timber Access, 14859 Co Rd X61
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Registration for 2021 Summer Nature Camps

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 14 at Noon. Forms are available below or at our office. Forms, with payment, can be mailed to our office or dropped off Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Payment must be received in order to reserve a spot. Please reach out to us with any questions!    Contact Lana with …

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Nature Tots: Back in Time

Hop in your time machine! Explore what life was like 2,000 years ago. We will dig in the dirt, try some chores, have a snack, and play games. Activities geared towards ages 2-4 but feel free to bring the whole family!

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Toolesboro Mounds & Museum, 6568 Toolesboro Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Wetland Interpretive Trail Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Come celebrate the completion of the Wetland Interpretive Trail. There will be a short dedication speech and ribbon cutting at 3:30 pm, followed by light refreshments and time to explore. Visitors can expect to explore wetlands, the role wetlands play in the great web of life and the plants and animals that call them home. …

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Louisa Interpretive Center at Langwood, 14019 H Ave
Wapell, 52653 United States
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Hunter Education

This free, one-day course consists of classroom lessons and field experiences. Students must be 11 years or older to take the class. The class will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. Registration required through the Iowa DNR website and the person signing up for Hunter Ed must be logged into the DNR website in order to …

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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Mother’s Day on the Marsh

Take Mom paddling for Mother's Day! We will leaving the area better than we found it as we clean-up litter along the way! Enjoy a leisurely paddle of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and help us clean it up!    

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Odessa Water Trail – Inlet Tubes,

Louisa County Summer Rec 2021

Calling all kids! Join us at your local park and get ready for a summer adventure. Louisa County will be hosting the 2021 Summer Animal Olympics! How do YOU compare to animal athletes? Time will be spent playing games, creating crafts, and exploring nature with friends. Summer Rec is sponsored by each city and provided …

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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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