The 2023 Prairie Lakes Conference Agenda
|Wednesday, August 9th||
5 p.m. – Boettcher Family Farm.
1200 215TH Ave Spirit Lake, IA, 51360-7443
Conservation Practices and Dinner.
|Thursday, August 10th||
8 a.m. – Meet at MiniWakan State Park for Registration
8:45 a.m. – Load bus and depart (due to congestion, personal cars are strongly discouraged).
9 a.m. – Loon Lake Park – Discussion of Minnesota Practices
10:30 a.m. – Wallace and Bowers/Howard K Vincent WPA
Noon — Lunch at MiniWakan Shelter
1 p.m. – Anglers Bay
2:30 p.m. – Hogsback/Shallow Lake Management/Upland/Marble/Hottes
4:30 p.m. – Return to MiniWakan State Park
5 p.m. – West O Reception
|Friday, August 11th||
8 a.m. – Meet at MiniWakan State Park
8:15 a.m. — Load bus and depart (due to congestion, personal cars are strongly discouraged)
8:30 a.m. – Field Tour – Hoien/Reeds Run/Orleans Hatchery
10:30 a.m. – History of Conservation and Water Quality in the Iowa Great Lakes – Presentation by Mike Hawkins
12 p.m. – Keynote Speaker – John Smeltzer Spirit Lake Protective Association
Afternoon Field Tour – Kayak at Lakeside Lab and discussion of aquatic vegetation and water quality.
|Saturday, August 12th All Day||Okoboji Blue Water Festival (www.okobojibluewaterfestival.com)|