LINN COUNTY, IA -Aug 25, 2015- Linn County Conservation Department is hosting several upcoming events. Find out more about Linn County Conservation at LinnCountyParks.com
Creek Study and You
Friday, September 4, 10 am -1 pm, Bever Park – Cedar Rapids
Get your hands and feet wet as we dip into a creek study. Explore what’s in the mud; learn about plant and critter life and discover how to cast a fishing pole. Sponsored by Linn County Conservation and Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation. This is an in-service day for Cedar Rapids Schools so send your student over to keep learning with school out for the day. Register at the Ambroz Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids by calling 286-5731 soon, as registration is limited. Registration is $10 for Cedar Rapids residents and $14 for non-residents. Students should dress in clothing and shoes that can get muddy and should bring a bottle of drinking water.
Nature Playscape Community Input Session- Wickiup Hill
Thursday, September 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Wickiup Hill is currently in the design process of an outdoor Nature Playscape. A natural playscape is a space that allows children to discover the natural world and how it works. Through abundant loose materials, the children are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in order to foster innovation and independence. Sand, logs, boulders, tree cookies, sticks, and water provide a unique sensory experience for children and adults. This area will allow kids to interact with natural items, build, climb and play! Several children’s input sessions have been held and this is an opportunity for the community to share their ideas. There will be a final children’s input session held October 10, 10am-12 pm as part of Fall Fest at Wickiup Hill. Wickiup Hill is located at 10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA.
Fall Bird Banding-Wickiup Hill
Saturday, September 12, 9 am - Noon
Rob Bradley will again be banding birds caught at Wickiup Hill. Visitors may be surprised with special views of fall birds, including many types of woodpeckers, sparrows and finches. Cost is $2.50/adult, $1/child 16 and under, or $5/family.