Head to the great outdoors this weekend and hike through a prairie or go fishing!
Saturday, June 6 is National Prairie Day. The mission of National Prairie Day is to:
In western Iowa, specifically the Loess Hills, we are fortunate to have many public prairies. Golden Hills is involved with several prairie projects, including our Prairie Seed Harvest and Growing Native Plants initiatives. We also have information about prairies to visit in western Iowa. The Iowa Prairie Network website also has many great resources about prairies, including a list of public prairies throughout the state.
June 5-7 is also Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa. Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 5, 6 and 7 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place.
The WanderLoess website, coordinated by Golden Hills, includes a map of places to fish in Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie Counties. The DNR has a full listing of public fishing spots in Iowa on their website.