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3 Awesome Ways to Snowshoe Iowa this Winter!
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3 Awesome Ways to Snowshoe Iowa this Winter!

Perhaps you’ve never been snowshoeing before, or maybe you’re a pro. Either way, Story County Conservation has several opportunities this winter for you to get out on snowshoes and enjoy nature!

Snowshoe Hike: Saturday, January 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., McFarland Park

Embrace winter with an invigorating snowshoe hike to explore McFarland Park – no experience necessary! Fee of $5 with registration is required by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29.

Track Trek: Saturday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., McFarland Park

Combine snowshoeing and animal tracking! Fee of $5 with registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. 

Snowshoe Owl Prowl: Saturday, February 20, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Christiansen Forest Preserve

Bring your binoculars and a flashlight as we try our luck at calling and spotting owls while exploring the trails on snowshoes. Fee of $5 with registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17. 

All snowshoeing programs are weather dependent and will be canceled if conditions are not suitable for snowshoeing.  If the program is canceled, we will refund registration fees. Snowshoes will be provided.  Participants must specify snowshoe size upon registration -- snowshoe sizes are either youth (less than 90 pounds) or adult (over 90 pounds). Snowshoes are limited, so register early!

Specific details, age requirements, and registration for each of these programs are available online. Or, by calling our office at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516.

(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday).

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Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

*Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons


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