It’s an event of free fun for the whole family. The Family Fishing Day & Kids’ Fishing Derby will be Saturday, June 2 from noon – 3:00 PM at the Russell Wildlife Area. From 12:00 – 1:00 PM, there will be a campfire picnic lunch and from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, the fishing will ensue. If you come for the picnic, please bring your own drink and a side dish to share. The Mahaska County Conservation Board will provide the table service and hot dogs.
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On Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:00AM–noon, visitors may take to the east side of the conservation center at Russell Wildlife in New Sharon to pick up cracked corn for feeding birds, free of charge. Although participants must bring their own buckets to fill, a news release sent by the Board states that staff will assist in both filling and carrying buckets.
For more information about the MCCB Bird Food Giveaway, call 641-673-9327.
The Mahaska County Conservation Board was established in January 1975. According to the MCCB website, the purpose of the Conservation Board is to provide quality parks, recreation, conservation, and environmental education opportunities for the public.
The five members of the Conservation Board are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for five year terms. They serve without pay, but receive their actual expenses incurred while carrying out their duties. The board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM, and public participation is welcomed.
The Mahaska County Conservation Board seeks to ensure that future generations have ample opportunity to enjoy parks, natural resources and the scenic beauty that Mahaska County has to offer.
Environmental Education is the cornerstone of the MCCB’s conservation philosophy. Therefore, the MCCB is dedicated to educating the public to better understand, appreciate, and protect the environment that sustains the world.
BY HAILEY BROWN
Promotions/Social Media Director
KBOE 104.9FM/KMZN 99.5FM & 740AM
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