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        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: (888)841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 888-960-0008. 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


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!





emerald ash borerNotice:
In light of the emerald ash borer invasion in Iowa,
the WCCB adopted a firewood policy
requiring that all firewood brought into WCCB-managed parks and wildlife areas
be from within Winnebago County.
For a copy of the resolution, click here.
For more information about the
emerald ash borer, check out this web site.



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

Also, be sure to check out the
Summer edition of our newsletter "The Prairie Country Quarterly"
as well as the September "Outdoor Journal"!




Public shooting dates have been set Florence
                                                          Trap Shooting
at the Florence Trap Shooting Range through October 5th.
Click here for the list of dates.



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

Summer cabin rates are:
$50/night during the week
$65/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 Rental Agreement
Available Dates



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

boy with
                                                        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.