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Jim Ketelsen Greenwing Marsh
Parks and Trails
Location: 21163 570th Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Amenities: Designated Public Hunting Area, Pets Allowed, and Upland and Waterfowl Hunting
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The Jim Ketelsen Greenwing Marsh is a 68-acre tract with a native prairie pothole and a restored wetland, restored and native prairie, pasture grasses, a sedge meadow, and a shelterbelt. The marsh is a memorial to honor the late Jim Ketelsen, an avid outdoorsperson and supporter of the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing program. He died while hunting ducks along the Des Moines River.
 
The area was acquired by the conservation board in 1987. The acquisition was made possible through the partnership of several agencies: Ames Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Anderson Lake Sportsmen, Inc., Big Bluestem Audubon Society, friends and family of Jim Ketelsen, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Habitat Stamp Grant program, Dr. Gerald Johnson, Story County Pheasants Forever, and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Wetlands for Iowa Program.
 
The marsh is a public hunting area. Hunting and trapping are allowed. Please remember to get permission when hunting within 200 yards of any occupied building, even when hunting on public land. Non-toxic shot is required at this site.

Pets must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15. Pets must be kept under control at all times.