Emmet County Conservation will offer a special ?Archaeology & Cultural History Float,? on the West Fork of the Des Moines River Water Trail, from 9:00 am?1:00 pm on Saturday, July 19. This will be a half day guided paddle from the North Trailhead Access to the City of Estherville.
During the float, Archaeologist Cherie Haury-Artz will explain the rich cultural history of the Des Moines River and the surrounding area. Participants will be introduced to Iowa?s archaeological past, a chronology of Iowa?s cultural history, and the importance of Iowa?s water trails to people throughout time.
Cherie Haury-Artz works in education and outreach at the UI Office of the State Archaeologist. She holds a BA and MA in Anthropology, and recently wrote ?A River of Unrivaled Advantages: Life Along the Lower Des Moines River.?
This event is free, but participation is limited to 20 boats, so preregistration is required. Call Jenna Pollock at Emmet County Conservation, 712-209-4829.
This event is cosponsored by Emmet County Conservation, Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission, the UI Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources