The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

May 29, 2014

Lake Red Rock Programs for the weekend

Pella — There's always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:

Iowa's Furry Friends

Friday, May 30 - 7:00 p.m.-Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach - north end of lot)

Learn all about mammals in Iowa! It's easy to learn about mammals when you get to touch and see skulls, furs, and tracks firsthand. Also, we will go on a hike and learn how to look for signs of mammals, and possibly even see one along the way!

Boater Education Course*

Sat., May 31 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-Visitor Center

(*Preregistration required - call the Corps office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690 for details)

Join the  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for this excellent course and brush up on your boating knowledge, safety requirements and general rules of the road.  The class is open to beginners as well as experienced boaters of all ages, and it also fulfills the state's boater education requirement for young boaters 12 up to 18 years old.  The course fee is $5.00 for those seeking certification. 


Aquatic Insects

Sat., May 31 - 3:30 p.m.- South Tailwater (meet in parking lot closest to the large picnic shelter)

Join Jacklyn Gautsch, Iowa DNR Biologist, to explore the fascinating diversity of life that dwells beneath the surface of the water.  Participants will use dip nets to collect and investigate the aquatic invertebrates that call water their home.  Learn about their adaptations for life in the water, their interesting life cycles, and how they are used as bioindicators for water quality.

Outdoor programs may be cancelled if raining or inclement weather.  For more information, contact the Corps of Engineers at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690.

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