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  Thorpe Park web cam
(requires Quicktime)

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                  on the web cam




        NEWSLETTER/
BOARD MTG. AGENDA


      EMPLOYMENT

Report fish and wildlife
violations to the Turn in
Poachers (TIP) Program by
calling 1-800-532-2020.
Provide as much information
as possible while remaining
annonymous. A conservation
officer will be dispatched to
investigate.

 
WCCB Contact Information:

34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-565-3390
Toll-Free: 888-841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 800-247-1012. Thank you!]

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General Downloads:

WCCB brochure

Winnebago River Water Trail brochure

Permit application for the Holland Youth Hunting Area

Map to Thorpe Park

Northland Nature Trail guide (Thorpe Park)

No Spray Request agreement

No Spray section map

Young Naturalist Backpack flyer

Florence Trap Shooting dates


Lake Catherine Cabin Information:

Lake Catherine Cabin brochure

Available dates at the Lake Catherine Cabin

Lake Catherine Cabin reservation form



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There are 13 permitted geocaches hidden on WCCB areas!
Check out these geocaches by clicking on the links on our Environmental Education or Parks and Wildlife Areas pages!












 


Welcome to the Winnebago County Conservation Board,
one of 99 county conservation boards in Iowa.

We are located in the rolling hills of north-central Iowa's prairie pothole region.

Our purpose is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone and to protect and conserve our natural resources.

Scroll down for the latest news and browse through our web site often to see what we have to offer! And, be sure to contact us if you have any comments or questions!





Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter,and Pinterest!

The Spring issue of "The Prairie Country Quarterly" is available!
Read it here!

And, be sure to check out the April edition
of the "Outdoor Journal", as well!



The Thorpe Park and Dahle Park campgrounds
are now open for the 2016 season!
Camping at Thorpe Park is $12/night for the electrical sites
and $8 for the primitive sites.
All Dahle Park sites are $5/night.

Thorpe
                                                          Park camping



Want to make Earth Day every day?
Check out this list of what you can do for the planet!

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turkey
                                                          hunting signWe want to remind people that Thorpe Park
is closed to turkey hunting.
The Russ Wildlife Area and the Thorpe Recreation Area,
both of which are adjacent to Thorpe Park,
are open to hunting.
Please contact us before hunting,
if you are unsure of the boundaries
Thank you!


Thorpe
                                                          Complex turkey
                                                          hunting
                                                          boundaries


seed drill
We have equipment to help you plant native grasses and wildflowers this spring! Check our "Equipment" page for more information.




If you need an incentive to get outdoors, Thorpe Park Web Cam
check out these wonderful web cams!


Cornell Lab of Ornithology Web Cams

Decorah Eagle Nest


Thorpe Park Web Cam



Announcing the "Discover Winnebago County Photo Contest", sponsored by
the Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation!
For more information, click here!


Thorpe Park in fog



Treat yourself to a relaxing stay  
at the Lake Catherine Cabin!

Summer rates are now in effect...
$50/night during the week, $65/night on Friday and Saturday nights
 

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  For more information about the cabin,
you can download the following items:
Lake Catherine Cabin Brochure
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Policy
Lake Catherine Cabin Reservation Form
Available Dates



Come enjoy our new fishing jetty at Thorpe Park's Lake Catherine!
The jetty was 90% funded by an $18,317 Fish Habitat Grant
and includes over 455 tons of limestone.
It will no doubt improve fish habitat and fishing for many years to come!

TP jetty



If you have kids or grandkids, consider borrowing one of our
"Young Naturalist Backpacks!"

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                                                        treeThese backpacks can be checked out for up to two weeks
and contain fun items to help kids enjoy the outdoors,
such as binoculars, nets, tweezers, books, journals, coloring books, and outdoor activities. They're great for camping trips, vacations, or just hanging out at home!

The backpacks come in six different themes:
Nature Discovery
Insects
Ponds and Streams
Birding
Nature Art
and Young Explorer.

If you'd like more information, or if you'd like to reserve a backpack, contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390.