Outdoors Calendar


Free Family Fishing Day 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mitchell County Conservation Board will be offering a Free Family Fishing Clinic Saturday at Halvorson Park in Saint Ansgar. Recently, Halvorson Park has had some Fish Habitat improvements, as well as other bank stabilization projects. Each year during the first weekend in June, Iowa residents can enjoy a weekend of free fishing without a license. During the rest of the year, anyone 16 years of age and older needs a fishing license to legally fish in Iowa. Prizes will be awarded to three top-fishers and each child will go home with a gift bag to start their fishing adventures. Contact Mitchell County Conservation Board Naturalist Chelsea Rowcliffe at (641) 330-0765 with any questions or weather updates.


Picnics in the Park, starting June 7 at 11:30 a.m. to June 14 at 18793 Highway 9, Osage, Iowa 50461. Families with children going into Kindergarten and younger are invited to enjoy nature through Picnics in the Park! Join MCCB Naturalist Chelsea Rowcliffe and summer Naturalist Intern Bailey Dohlman on WEDNESDAYS in JUNE for a fun nature-based program. Picnickers are asked to bring a picnic lunch, blanket, and have an adult present throughout the program. Please meet us at the specified park where we will eat lunch and have a short program and activity based on a nature-themed book. This program is FREE and there is no registration required.


TRI Clear LakeJune 10, 2017, TRI Clear Lake will host its first annual sprint triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon. It will consist of a 750 meter swim in front of State Park beach, 12.4 mile bike along South Shore out past the prairie and windmills, and a 3.1 mile run along the shoreline, finishing lakeside in the eventful downtown area. TRI Clear Lake will coincide with the “Take Me Back” festival happening this same weekend.


Hunter Education Course 7 p.m. Course is from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 26th from 8-4 p.m. Must attend both days! Instruction books can be picked up from the Fossil & Prairie Center.

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