Admission is FREE and open to the public with programs beginning at 7 p.m., and dinner available with service beginning at 6.
Donate Your Carp at the Des Moines Ikes to Support SOAR!
Saturday June 13, noon to 2 p.m. Even though CarpFEST 2020 has been cancelled you can still donate your fresh or frozen carp to assist SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) in feeding the birds and raptors they rehab and release back into the wild! Just drop off your carp at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League on Saturday June 13 from noon to 2 p.m. Who ever brings in the longest length of fish will receive an Annual DSM Izaak Walton League membership! We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in 2021 when we resume our tournament! If you have questions please call 515-971-2924.
June 16, 2020: Your Iowa Outdoor Adventure Begins at Whiterock Conservancy! Learn about all the great opportunities to explore nature in Iowa with Penny Perkins, Conservation Land Director, at the Whiterock Nature Conservancy! The Conservancy features 40 miles of hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails meandering through the Middle Raccoon River Valley with vistas of remnant and reconstructed prairie, remnant oak savanna, and managed sustainable agriculture. Plus 3 campgrounds (including 1 for RVs!), house accommodations, canoeing, fishing, and all kinds of educational options for the whole family!
June 30, 2020: (Tentative) Charlie Finch, Park Ranger at Thomas Mitchell Park, will present a program about family recreational opportunities at Thomas Mitchell and Yellowbanks parks.