MCCB’s Russell Wildlife Area

Location:2254 200th St, New Sharon, IA 50207, USA

Upcoming events

  • 08/21/17 9:00 AM - 08/21/17 3:30 PM

    On August 21, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States. In Iowa, people will be able to experience a partial eclipse with more than 90% of the sun in the moon's shadow. Thanks to a partnership with the Iowa Space Consortium and the Iowa 4H program, kids will learn how eclipses work, make an eclipse viewer, view the solar eclipse, and learn about sun safety. Snacks will be provided.

    Pre-registration is required. Call 641.673.9327 to sign up. This event is for kids ages 9-12.

  • 09/10/17 2:00 PM - 09/10/17 3:30 PM

    Get ready to get muddy as you take your running shoes through the backwoods of an adventure course at the Russell Wildlife Area. This event is open to all ages. Registration fee for runners is $20 per person. Event proceeds will benefit the mammoth fossil displays in the new Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park and MCCB environmental education programs. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Mahaska County Conservation.

    Click here for complete information. 

  • 09/30/17 9:00 AM - 09/30/17 2:30 PM

    Join MCCB, local conservation groups and community organizations for a whole day of hands-on outdoor activities for kids! The sessions held this year will include: Fishing, archery, outdoor survival, dutch oven cooking, bowfishing, water safety, tree identification, zip lining, .22 rifle shooting, bb gun shooting, first aid, shotgunning, retriever do demonstrations and more.

    PRE-REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15 and receive earl registration benefits. $10 per child if registration is received after September 15 or on the day of event. (Late registrations do not include a t-shirt and lunch).

    A registration for will be found online at Questions? Call MCCB, 641.673.9327.