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Conservation Events

  1. Beat the Blues Winter Marathon

    January 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020

    Complete a full marathon - 26 miles! - between January 1 and March 1, 2020. Walk, run, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or play outside for 30 minutes to equal one mile. Record your mileage on the Mileage Log. Use #sccwintermarathon to share your photos and adventures!

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  2. Great Backyard Bird Count -- CANCELED

    February 15, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ McFarland Park

    ***This event has been canceled due to low sign-up. Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) with Story County Conservation, Wild Birds Unlimited, and Iowa Young Birders. You will learn about the GBBC and what birds to expect this time of year. We'll cover different types of feeders and children can make their own to take home. Be a citizen scientist and record birds in the park! This program is open to all ages but is designed for ages 7 and up. A limited number of binoculars will be available; feel free to bring your own! Program fee is $5 per group (groups must consist of at least one adult and no more than 4 youth) and registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7.

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