Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Summer 2017 Program & Activity Guide
16th Annual River Run Garbage Grab
(Des Moines / Raccoon River Cleanup)
From Saylorville to Yellow Banks Park
Friday, August 11, 2017
Starting at 8 a.m.
Reconnecting people with the Des Moines River. The River Run Garbage Grab allows volunteers the opportunity to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails–paddlers, rowers, power boaters, walkers, hikers, bicyclers, mountain bikers, birders, etc. are all welcome!
Want to participate but don’t have a canoe? Sign up for any of our land based clean ups! Bring your own water bottles: In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste we are not providing bottled water this year so volunteers will need to bring their own water bottles to their event.
Click to REGISTER NOW, and find out more about sites for the cleanup near you!
Star Party – Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21. 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iowa State Capitol Building
Hosted by Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater.
Take your lunch to the West Terrace of the Iowa State Capitol Building to view a not-to-be-missed partial solar eclipse. We’ll experience near-darkness in the afternoon and get great solar views as the Moon passes between our Earth and the sun. This event is free and open to the public.
BOOM Shoot – Trap Shoot
Iowa Division and Red Cedar Chapter of the Izaak Walton League
Saturday August 26, 2017
Program: 50 Total Targets Adults and Youth
- 16 Yard Targets: 25 birds – total broken birds will figure handicap on the squad.
- Handicap Targets: 25 birds -based on squad’s average at 16 yards, min. of 19 yards.
- Entry Fee per Squad: $75.00 / 5 person squad
Pre-registration by August 16, 2017 is required
Contact: Lisa McIntyre
Email: Lmcintyreiaikes@yahoo.com (preferred)
Cell Phone: 515-360-4352
2017 Iowa Outdoor Expo
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League
4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
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, visitor’s are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.
For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.