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Saturday, July 19, 2014. 

Program begins at 10:00 am

Program is free, but preregistration is required.  


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Delaware County Conservation Nature Center 
2379 Jefferson Rd, Manchester, IA, 52057

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"River Critters and Wildlife" Program & Hike, Delaware County at Manchester

The public is invited to a special “River Critters & Wildlife” program and hike, beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 19 at the Delaware County Nature Center, 2379 Jefferson Road, Manchester, IA, 52057.

Dr. Jim Pease will tell tales about the unique critters and wild life that live in and along the Maquoketa River in Delaware County.  Jim has paddled Iowa’s rivers since age 12, and is a wildlife and interpretive specialist who will help you find and understand the critters that call the Maquoketa River and surrounding area their home. 

Now retired from Iowa State University, Jim consults on a variety of projects, leads international trips, and can be heard monthly on Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa” program.  Jim has over 3 decades of experience as a frontline interpreter, 24 years as a professor of interpretation to undergraduate and graduate students, two decades as an Extension Wildlife Specialist, fifteen years in youth development and natural resources, and served as director of Iowa’s Nature Mapping and Master Conservationist programs. He helped design and coordinate Iowa’s new Master River Stewards Program with Iowa Rivers Revival.

Following the presentation there will be a hike along the nature trail to see if Jim can conjure up some critters.  We recommend that you bring or wear:  Tennis shoes or hiking boots, bug spray, water, sun glasses, jacket, and anything else you may need to be comfortable in the woods, plus an adventuresome attitude!

This program is free of charge, but space is limited to 25 participants, so preregistration is required.

For more information about Delaware County Conservation go to: 

For more information about the city of Manchester go to: 

This event is cosponsored by Delaware County Conservation, the City of Manchester, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.   

Click on the link below to register. 

Register Now! ONLINE REGISTRATION will be open through Thursday, July 11.  After that date, please contact Mary Hyland at (641) 373-6302.