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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Events Calendar


September 2018

John Swanson on the Oxbow Wetland Restoration Project
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Join the Des Moines Ikes Tuesday, September 18 for a presentation by John Swanson, Watershed Management Authority Coordinator for the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, on the Oxbow Wetland Restoration Project. Admission is free to the public and dinner will be available, along with a cash bar. Doors open at 5:30, and the program begins at 7.

Oxbows are old stream beds that have been disconnected over time from waterways. The project’s goal is to restore them to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. Last year 5 restoration were completed, and the goal is to restore 12 oxbows in 2018 with research continuing for future opportunities.


Iowa Outdoor Expo - Logo 400 x 150

Hosted by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Waterworks Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 22 – 9 a.m. to
Sunday, September 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa’s outdoors! FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitors are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.

We have a lot of great family friendly programs scheduled in The Big White Tent too, including Monarch Tagging, Pony Tales, Recycling Art n’ Nature and much more! Click here for a full 2018 Outdoor Expo Speaker’s Schedule, coordinated by Polk County Conservation.

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4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321   ·   Phone 515-244-3773   ·   Email