Cherie Haury-Artz from the Office of the State Archaeologist is teaming up with Indian Creek Nature Center for their annual Paddle Day. Join her for her lecture, Those Who Have Gone Before: Culture History Along the Iowa River, to learn about the archaeology of an 82-mile stretch of the Iowa River from Montour to the Amana Colonies, including Tama, Benton, Poweshiek, and Iowa counties.
Paddle day offers something for every paddler, whether or not you're a novice or a seasoned pro. Meet a paddling pal, share experiences, learn about new gear or discover a new place to paddle. There will be displays, door prizes, and engaging presentations. Doors open at noon for registration, and there will be time to browse the exhibits and displays from various paddling organizations. Speakers include Dennis Wiedeman, author of This Water Goes North, Todd Robertson, Iowa DNR River Programs Outreach Coordinator, and Cherie Haury-Artz, Office of the State Archaeologist.
Pre-registration appreciated. Cost: $8/Nature Center & Sticks in the Water members; $12/non-members. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or register online.