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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Winter Bird Watching at Calkins

Bird Watching

On Saturday, February 5th, Calkins Nature Area staff will once again be hosting Kelly McKay, independent research biologist, for our final event in our Building Better Birders workshop series. Join us from 10-11 AM for discussion of the Christmas Bird Cou...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Calkins Nature Playscape


Thanks to the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation, Calkins Nature Area now has the funding to build our Nature Playscape area. As pictured, this area will be built out of mostly natural objects such as logs and boulders. The ideas is to have a na...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Youth Ice Fishing Day

Youth Ice Day

Kids that register the morning of the event will be entered into a raffle where names will be drawn at random to win an underwater camera, ice fishing rods, gift cards, and more. This event is also FREE to attend. For those that have never ice fished or d...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Ice Fishing Jig Making

Jig Making Class[5203]

Hardin County Conservation will be hosting an ice fishing jig making class at Calkins Nature Area in Iowa Falls, IA. All materials needed to make these jigs will be provided including hooks, paint, ultra-violet dryers, and much more! Registration is $10 p...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

$20 off per night during January and February 2022

Cabin Promo

Enjoy a cozy cabin stay at one of our Tower Rock cabins for a discounted rate of $20 off per night! Rates automatically applied at checkout.

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Hardin County Engineer's Office Job Opening

Now Hiring Blue

The Hardin County Engineer's Office is taking applications for the position of Office Manager.

This position is open until filled.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Iowa Boat Registrations Expire April 30, 2022


2022 is a boat registration year and Iowans will be registering about 215,000 boats before April 30.  Boat Registrations can be renewed beginning January 1, 2022.

Boat registrations are handled by Iowa’s county recorders and boat owners ...

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