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  1. Paddle in the Park

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Big Hollow

    DMCC Environmental Education staff will be on Big Hollow Lake once a month from June thru October. Get out on the water for some paddling fun as we explore the lake. We will see birds, fish, and fall colors. A limited number of boats are available and space is limited.

    Registration for each event is required in advance. These events are free and open to all ages. To register call Starr’s Cave Nature Center: (319) 753-5808 two weeks prior to the event.

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  2. Learn to Canoe Class

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Big Hollow

    Learn the art of canoeing at this course taught by DNR canoeing instructor and state water trails coordinator, John Wenck. This FREE class is sponsored by Des Moines County Conservation and the Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever Chapter. Class size is limited to 10, so sign up early. In this class you'll learn to paddle a standard tandem (2-person) canoe safely and efficiently. The course will be a mix of instruction and on-water training. Plan to get wet. Lunch will be provided.

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