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Maple Syruping
Smith Wildlife Area
Sunday, March 15: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join Kossuth County Conservation this Sunday at the Cozy Grove Sugar Shack just south of Algona. Learn the process of making maple syrup through hands-on experience of tapping trees, dumping buckets of sap and cooking. This is a great family event and great opportunity to soak up some fresh spring air while taking a step back in time and learning the traditional process of making maple syrup. We have over one hundred trees tapped. Be prepared to get a little muddy.

Smith Wildlife Area is located approximately two miles south of algona on highway 169. When you see the brown Smith Wildlife Area sign, turn east and follow the access lane to the parking area. Follow a short half-mile path down a hill to reach the sugar shack. Call 515-295-2138 with any questions.


Hunter Education Course
Water's Edge Nature Center
Tuesday, April 14: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Izaak Walton League (Across from Smith Lake)
Saturday, April 18: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A Hunter Education Course has been scheduled for this spring. The course will meet at the times listed above. To receive certification, participants must attend all three sessions. The class is offered to anyone 12 years of age or older, free of charge. The course will cover firearm handling and safety, wildlife management, survival, and various other topics. Live shooting will be offered as part of the class. The course is sponsored by the Kossuth County Conservation Board. Pre-registration is required for the course. To register CLICK HERE. A manual must also be picked up at the nature cener prior to the class. The deadline to register online and pick up a manual is Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. For more information bontact the Water's Edge Nature Center at 515-295-2138.