March 26, 2023 - 12:59 am - Posted in News

Hawarden, Iowa — The Sioux County Conservation Board is presenting a number of upcoming camps and other activities.

Staff with the Conservation Board tell us that April 3rd is the date for Summer Camp Sign Up. It’s online and begins at 8:00 a.m. They tell us this is the day to sign your child or children up for this year’s summer camp season. Topics, dates, and times will be posted beforehand. You can register at

On April 12, they’ll have their Wild Child Nature Series. You can choose either 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. It’s for animal and nature lovers ages 2 through 5, and is billed as a one-hour nature-based experience that will get your child exploring, moving, playing, and using their senses. An adult is required to join the child or children. There’s no fee, but pre-registration is required. The topic will be Wildlife is Everywhere.

Older adults are invited out on April 18 for Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship or “SELF” at 10:00 a.m., 12:30, or 2:30 p.m. They tell us it’s a great place to gather with friends and enjoy coffee, treats, fellowship, and a short presentation. The topic will be Anthecology, the study of pollination.

On April 27, 29, and May 6, they’ll have Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with Donald Mulder. It’s free basic instruction from local hobbyist, Donald Mulder of Sioux Center. They tell us the three-session course will cover everything from equipment, casting techniques, fly tying, knots, matching flies to fish, and presentation. Each session includes participants actively fly fishing at Oak Grove Pond. All sessions will be based out of the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park, and are geared towards teens and adults, although anyone is welcome. A current valid Iowa fishing license is needed for ages 16 and older for the fishing session. Bring a sack lunch and equipment if you have it. You can attend one or all sessions.

For more information on any of these opportunities, you can call Sioux County Conservation at 712-552-3057, email Naturalist Sunday Ford at, or visit

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