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OWL - Older Wiser Livelier Souls 2022 Events

posted on 1/21/22

Looking for some adult focused environmental education fun in 2022.  Pick and choose which activities and events you want to participate in.  OWLS - standing for Older, Wiser, Livlier, Souls is an environmental education focused  partnership between Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation departments.   Yearly schedules  can include day trips, 1/2 and whole day outings, and special speaker events throughout Eastern Iowa and local adjacent states.  No membership is required.

2022 events include snowshoeing, cross country skiing, a hike to discover skunk cabbage, a day trip to Neil SMith National Wildlife Refuge, several evening hikes to Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie, a visit to "the Shack" to learn about Aldo Leopold, a Voyageur River Trip, paddling on the Wapsipinicon River, a foraging hike and dutch oven cooking class, and a fall colors outing on the Maquoketa River.  

The next upcoming event scheduled is a snowshoeing outing at Whitewater Canyon on the afternoon of Thursday, February 3rd beginning at 12:30 PM .  Reservations are due Jan. 28th for the OWLS” free snowshoeing experience at White Water Canyon in Bernard, Iowa  on Thursday, February 3rd.   Bring your own pair of snowshoes or borrow a pair of snowshoes from the CCBs.  For more information or to make a  reservation to snowshoe call (563) 652-3783 or email 

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