Category Archive for "News"


Get tickets for Soup’s On!

Lindsey Flannery

Thursday, October 6, 5-7 PM  Please join the Nature Center Guild for a brand new event in Amazing Space! The “Soup’s On” soup supper, taking place on Thursday, October 6 from 5-7 PM, will feature several signature soups with bread, relishes,…

Flood update: building open; trails closed

Lindsey Flannery

9/28/16 Good news! Indian Creek Nature Center is open regular hours starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 29. Please use 44th Street south from Mount Vernon Road to access the Nature Center, as Otis Road is still closed due to flooding at…

Nature Center closed due to flooding on grounds

Lindsey Flannery

Due to flooding on the trails and grounds, Indian Creek Nature Center will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26, 27, and 28, 2016. All trails are closed until further notice, and all programs that were scheduled to…


Volunteer at Grand Opening Weekend!

Lindsey Flannery

Volunteering at Grand Opening Weekend is the perfect way to get involved and be a part of the excitement of our beautiful new Amazing Space! We have so many activities and events planned all day September 16-18 – from live…

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…

042516 View out the windows

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…