Much to see at annual Bald Eagle Days in Pella - See slideshow
Get an up-close look at a live bald eagle and other raptors. Eagle shows will be presented hourly until 4 p.m. (last program starts at 3:00 p.m.) today (Saturday). Staff from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center will share amazing details about how these birds "make a living." After that, more live birds await you as Environmental Educator Mike Havlik presents programs about owls, hawk identification and conservation. Other event highlights include wildlife photographer and author Ty Smedes, an environmental fair, wildlife photographer Ron Huelse, and nature crafts. Travel to the Red Rock Dam to spot eagles fishing and flying in the wild. Volunteers will be on hand with spotting scopes in the North Tailwater Recreation Area to assist you. The Red Rock Visitor Center, located on the south side of the Red Rock Dam, will feature showings of bald eagle videos produced right here in Iowa. Admission to Bald Eagle Day is free of charge and is presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Marion County Conservation Board, Central College and the Red Rock Lake Association.
- "National Water Trail" Designation for Red Rock
- Lake Association's Annual Membership Meeting Scheduled for Nov.14
3M Donates to Lake Association
Representatives from 3M, the Red Rock Lake Association, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Central College gathered at North Overlook Campground this morning as 3M presented a $30,000 donation to a cooperative natural playscape project.
Update: Volunteers to work on playscape tomorrow
As reported last night, 3M is donating $30,000 to the Red Rock Lake Association on Monday to aid in the development of a natural playscape at North Overlook at the lake. A volunteer service day has been confirmed for Saturday.
3M to donate to Lake Association
Matt Kissinger with the Red Rock Lake Association has informed us that 3M will present the organization with a grant of $30,000 on Monday morning.
Some trees can be pruned in winter
Many homeowners may not know that pruning trees in the winter can benefit some trees.
- Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Closed Due to Federal Government Lapse in Appropriations
US Army Corps of Engineers Preparing for Possible Shutdown
If a federal government shutdown occurs, effective Tuesday, Oct. 1, all Corps-operated campgrounds, day-use parks and boat ramps will close
Monarch Watch: Butterfly Tagging Program
Friday, Sept. 13
Lake Red Rock Update
Bacteria sampling at the North Overlook Beach continues to show elevated bacterial counts
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