Upcoming events held by Clinton County Conservation include:
• Wednesday, Sept. 23: Create An Angler, Malone Park, 2524 330th Ave., east of DeWitt off U.S. 30. Proving new experiences in nature for children helps build an appreciation for the outdoors at a young age, that they will carry on throughout their life. We have the worms, poles and tackle. Experience and licenses are not required for youth (under 16) or for adults who are not fishing. This is a free event, and open to the public.
• Thursday, Sept. 24: Nature Story, 10 a.m. Did you know that worms eat half their weight in food in a day? As a result, waste can be reduced and nutrient rich compost is formed to use for your plants. We can’t wait for kids to dig right in and see (and feel) what makes worms so cool. Just meet on the deck of the Eco Center and we will find a comfy spot to read a book and search for worms (and cocoons). Kids also will be able to take compost home to feed a special plant at home. Masks are not required for outdoor presentations.
Sunset Eco Cruise, 6 p.m., Rock Creek. Call (563) 259-1876 to reserve your spot on the Blue Heron Eco Cruiser for some time on the Mighty Mississippi.
• Sunday, Sept. 27: Eden Valley Sunday Funday, 1415 50th Ave., two miles south of Baldwin. 9-11 a.m., Nature Center is open. A naturalist will be there to show you up close about the animals that live there.
10:30 a.m., GPS Scavenger Hunt, Rock Creek. Let’s explore the park GPS style. There will be a small GPS course set up throughout the park. We will gather at the patio for some basic instruction on how to use a GPS before heading out into the park on a scavenger hunt. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11:15 a.m., Naturalist Guided Hike. Meet at the playground to explore the park with a naturalist.
1 p.m., Archery. Try or brush up on this fun skill with our temporary range that will be set up in the electric campground.
• Tuesday, Sept. 29: Princeton Beach Cruise, 5:30 p.m., Rock Creek. Join us for a special trip south to the Princeton/Cordova area. We will make a stop in Princeton Beach on Steamboat Island to explore both in and out of the water.
5:30 p.m., After Dark Backwater Cruise, Rock Creek. This will be a slow cruise along the backwaters to hear the night sounds and sights of the Mississippi. Call (563) 259-1876 to reserve a free spot.