Family Forest Open House

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Registration 5 p.m.
Program: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Swiss Valley Nature Center 
13606 Swiss Valley Road 
Peosta, Iowa


Bring the whole family for this unique kid-friendly event. Join us for a FREE bowl of chili, kids’ activities and presentations on a range of topics. Kids activities include rock painting and other art projects. Chili meal available at no cost.


Program Agenda:
5:00 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction of groups

5:30 p.m.

Opening, Introductions, & Advocacy Jeff Jensen, Trees Forever

6:00 p.m.

Mushroom Growing & Log Selection Olivia Rauen, National Wild Turkey Federation

6:20  p.m.

Vendor Fair Networking

7:00 p.m.

Chainsaw Safety Jean Wiedenheft, Indian Creek Nature Center

7:20  p.m.

Turning Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Into a Positive Dave Bridges, DNR District Forester Olivia Rauen, National Wild Turkey Federation


We invite you to come and go as you please, but we encourage you to register to help organizers plan accordingly and to help gather valuable networking information.


Please register each person separately below.

Iowa DNR, NRCS, National Wild Turkey Federation, Dubuque County Conservation and Trees Forever presents our first-ever Family Forest Open House. We created this event to bring young families into conversations about conservation.


Our partners will have booths, where you can connect with experts and get more information about specific concerns you may have with your land.