Category Archive for "News"

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Grand Opening

Lindsey Flannery
SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest. Watch for new Farm-to-Table dinners in the future! Thursday, September 15 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner $100 per person, 21 and over please Ticket sales open on July 1 at 10...

Etzel Sugar Grove Farm

John Myers

Indian Creek Nature Center announces largest donation of land in organization’s history Indian Creek Nature Center (ICNC) is pleased to announce the acceptance of 192 acres of land located near Alburnett. Donated by the Etzel family, the property consists of…

Paving project on Otis Road
Lindsey Flannery

June 7, 2016 – UPDATE: Linn County announced that paving is scheduled to start on June 20. The paving will extend from 44th St. to the bridge over Indian Creek right next to the Nature Center. Please expect road closures, and…

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Monarch Fest

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 PM, Indian Creek Nature Center will hold its first ever Monarch Fest! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Monarch Fest will feature guest speakers from the Monarch Research Project and…

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Fresh air, daylight, gorgeous views? Check.

Lindsey Flannery

People are healthier, happier, and more productive if they have access to fresh air and daylight. The Living Building Challenge recognizes this, and among the imperatives it sets for creating a sustainable building is #8: Civilized Environment. One of the ways our new Amazing…

Ecobatt insulation

No more fiberglass: sustainable insulation alternative

Lindsey Flannery

The sustainability of a building really comes down to a snug, well-designed envelope. The walls, windows, doors, roof and floor are what prevent cold air from escaping the building in the summer and warm air from escaping the building in…


Registration open for Women in Nature

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, April 30, Indian Creek Nature Center will host its 23rd annual Women in Nature retreat. This day-long event, which some may know by its previous name of Women’s Walking Workshop, brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to…

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Easter weekend hours

Lindsey Flannery

We are adjusting our hours this weekend, March 25-27, in observation of the Easter holiday. We will close at 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Sunday. We are open normal hours on Saturday and featuring two public maple…

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March is Maple Syruping month!

Lindsey Flannery

Why is March maple syruping month? Because that’s when maple sap flows from the sugar maple trees at Indian Creek Nature Center! We turn that sap into our very own real, pure maple syrup. Want to see how we do it?…


Record attendance in beekeeping class mirrors rising interest in pollinators

Lindsey Flannery

January 30, 2016 Enrollment in Indian Creek Nature Center’s annual beekeeping class tripled its typical enrollment – there are nearly 75 participants registered for 2016, versus 25 in previous years. “The increased interest in the class is largely due to…