Access the Floyd County Conservation spring newsletter here

The spring 2018 edition of the Floyd County Conservation newsletter is available. Click here to see an electronic edition. The Conservationist includes articles from Conservation staff, event announcements and a registration sheet for the May 5 Tosanak 5K Trail Run/Walk. Floyd County Conservation Director Adam Sears writes about a milestone for the Conservation Board. “In July of 1958, Floyd County began doing something new. The first meeting of the Floyd County Conservation Board (FCCB) was held at the Floyd County Courthouse,” he began. “This year, 2018 is a milestone year for the FCCB, putting the department at 60 years of … Continue reading Access the Floyd County Conservation spring newsletter here

Hail no! North Central Iowa hit again by destructive storms

Wednesday evening’s storms struck fast and furiously. At about 6 p.m., the Charles City Fire Department reported “many trees and powerlines down throughout (the) county, making many roads impassable.” A minute later, a spotter reported a tree branch knocking out power lines south of Charles City. These were two of many reports compiled by the National Weather Service about the high winds, hail and heavy rain that tore into north central Iowa Wednesday, May 17. The storms tracked north into Minnesota, where tornadoes were reported. Along with the snapped branches, large trees were uprooted in Charles City. The city will be … Continue reading Hail no! North Central Iowa hit again by destructive storms

Win a kayak, run the trails at Tosanak Recreation Area open house on Saturday, May 6

MARBLE ROCK — Tosanak Recreation Area’s open house and 5K Trail run/walk is Saturday, May 6. The 5K Trail run/walk begins at 9 a.m. and is a great way to see the spring wildflowers in bloom along the trails. Open House events will include:  tram rides through the Park,  presentations on Bees (11 a.m.) and Pollinator Habitats (1 p.m.), Free will donation lunch,  youth activities (casting & archery),  hourly door prize drawings, and  a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a kayak.  Continue reading Win a kayak, run the trails at Tosanak Recreation Area open house on Saturday, May 6