Public Programs/Events

Sioux County Conservation Board offers several public programs throughout the year, many times partnering with other local organizations. Most public programs are free of charge though some do require a small fee. Our public programs are designed to encourage people to get outside and provide opportunities to try new skills. Pre-registration is sometimes required so please pay close attention to the event you wish to attend. Pre-registration for events is found on mycountyparks.org.

Interested in helping out with a public program? Please see our Volunteer page for information on how you can get involved.

Upcoming Events:

Rock Valley Fishing Clinic 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Rivers Bend Campground, Rock Valley IA

We partner with City of Rock Valley for this fishing clinic at Rivers Bend Campground, just North West of Rock Valley. All ages are welcome, ages 8 and under must have an adult present. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FISHING POLE IF YOU HAVE ONE. Limited supplies will be available. Bait will be available. Those 16 years of age and older must have valid Iowa Fishing license to actively fish.  Phone in pre-registration is required please call 712/476-6065 after June 1 to register. No cost, entrance fee waived to participants during program.

Pre-registration is required so please call Rivers Bend Campground at 712-476-6065 after June 1. Registration numbers helps determine amounts for bait and prizes that are sometime provided by local supporters.

SELF Creature Feature-Woodpeckers
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
All Day
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

Morning session: 9:30-10:30am
Afternoon session: 2:00-3:00pm

Join us for Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) each month, we promise you will enjoy your-SELF! Enjoy coffee, treats, fellowship and a short presentation. Our 2022 theme is “Creature Feature”.

This month we will focus on Woodpeckers!

SELF is held every third Tuesday of the month at 9:30am and 2:00pm. Call or register online through mycountyparks.  Click here to Register online,  **If it is the day of event, please call 712-552-3057 to check for availability and register.

Ringneck Rendezvous
Saturday, August 6, 2022
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rock Valley Gun Club, Rock Valley IA

Looking for a fun family night before you head back to school? Ringneck Rendezvous is your event! This event is held at the Rock Valley Gun club just West out of Rock Valley. Those of 5-8 years must have an adult present. All adults welcome. Doors open at 4:00 pm and participants are invited to play games and participate in activities for booth prizes until 6:30 pm. We try to add new booths each year but past booths have featured: Outdoor Minute to Win It games, BB guns, trap shooting(ages 12 and over), archery, wrist rockets, ring toss, seed balls, dog training, scavenger hunt and several more! Following the closing of the booths, booth prizes will be drawn for. Our evening program will feature one of the Gould Brothers! After our evening program we draw for door prizes that have been sponsored by local businesses.

Please preregister for this event, registration will open approximately two months prior to event. The cost of this event is $10 to cover supper meal. This event would not be possible without our partnership with Sioux Prairie Pheasant Forever Chapter, Rock Valley Gun Club, Iowa DNR, and many local business and individual sponsors.

Weather related cancellations will be aired on 93.9 FM.

Registration is available by clicking here. 

Hunter Safety Classroom Course
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

All ages 11 and over are invited to join us for our annual Hunter Safety Education Course, August 10, at the Prairie Woods Nature Center from 9am-7pm. Must register at www.gooutdoorsiowa.com. During registration you will receive a link with the review questions to complete and bring to class. Class will cover firearm safety, hunting ethics, first aid, hunting laws, and more. We will also shoot archery, shotgun and rifle. Students need a sack lunch and snacks, supper provided.

Register will open approximately two months prior to event. Register by clicking here.

SELF Creature Feature-Turtles
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
All Day
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

Morning session: 9:30-10:30am
Afternoon session: 2:00-3:00pm

Join us for Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) each month, we promise you will enjoy your-SELF! Enjoy coffee, treats, fellowship and a short presentation. Our 2022 theme is “Creature Feature”.

This month we will focus on Turtles!

SELF is held every third Tuesday of the month at 9:30am and 2:00pm. Call or register online through mycountyparks.  Click here to Register online,  **If it is the day of event, please call 712-552-3057 to check for availability and register.