THE DRIFTLESS AREA WETLANDS CENTRE
Mission: To provide a unique learning experience that connects people to the natural world and empowers them to positively impact their local environments.
- Environmental education facility staffed to provide environmental education programs highlighting the biology, ecology and geology of the unique Driftless Area
- Visitor Center featuring with wetlands, prairie, wildlife displays and animals native to the Driftless Area. The visitor center is open to the public at no cost.
- Community gathering space with large covered plaza that is ADA compliant and available for rentals by private groups and organizations
We work cooperatively with area conservation agencies and organizations such as US Fish and Wildlife, Scouts and Clayton County Conservation.
Saturday, October 8 from 9:30am-3:30pm
The Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, in partnership with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Upper Iowa Audubon Society, will host HawkWatch. This event celebrates the magnificent fall migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors and other birds along the Mississippi River Flyway and National Wildlife Refuge Week. The event includes presentations, live birds, hands-on educational activities for children, birding experts to assist with identification, and opportunities to observe raptors being live trapped, banded and released. HawkWatch is a free event and open to everyone.