Conservation district puts on butterfly and paddling programs

MONTROSE – Lee County Conservation has two exciting free programs set for Saturday, September 21st.

The first, a paddle on the Mississippi, starts from Ortho Access Boat Ramp and will end at Heron Bend, where the Lee County Conservation Center is located. Individuals who own a kayak or canoe are encouraged to bring their own boat. LCCB has a limited number of kayaks and canoes available for the event. To reserve a boat, participates should call the conservation office as soon as possible. The paddle officially will begin at 9:00 a.m. with sign-ins taking place from 8:00-8:45 a.m. Lee County Conservation will provide transport to the launch site. Participants should pre-register for the event by Thursday, September 20th.

Also that morning at the Lee County Conservation Center, LCCB will be hosting a Monarch Migration Celebration. The program will celebrate the Monarch Butterflies’ annual migration south to the mountain forests of Mexico! During the event, participates can learn more about these winged jewels, and enjoy some fun activities as LCCB celebrates with an annual symbolic migration. The monarch program will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No pre-registration is required for this program.

For more information on these family-friendly events, please call the Lee County Conservation Office at (319) 463-7673 or by visiting the Lee County Conservation Board’s Facebook page.

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