Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA
Time: 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kid’s craft activities and conservation demonstrations/talks from local experts will begin at Noon and run until 3:00 p.m. Food will be available. Free-Will Donation.
Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 13th, 2017. A free concert Saturday afternoon in Founders Park performances by: TBA
Hosted by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat.
Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.
More Music & Monarchs Info
Music & Monarchs is
co-sponsored by Main St. Elkader.
Music & Monarchs is not possible without the support of our GENEROUS Sponsors
Two of the biggest bands in the Midwest are coming to the historic Volga City Opera House stage this spring! Join us on Friday May 12th in Volga City, IA for a fundraising concert featuring the Dead Horses and The Last Revel. Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm . Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Drinks will be available for purchase at the Opera House. Proceeds benefit Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network and the historic Volga CityOpera House renovation efforts. Camping is available at the Volga City Campground; for reservations, call 563-767-3511.
ABOUT THE BANDS
Milwaukee-based band Dead Horses craft a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by traditional roots music. Known for high energy performances, as well as intimate listening room experiences, Dead Horses tour tirelessly with heavy pickers and players in tow. From ballrooms to festivals Dead Horses have performed with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival, as well as on mainstages at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, WinterWonderGrass, Americana Music Festival, and Red Ants Pants. Preview their music here.
From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. Preview their music here.
Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network Board Meeting
January 26, 2017 Agenda
- Appoint any new Board Members in accordance with the bylaws
Discussion of future board members that provide a broader representation of Clayton County
- Nomination of officers
- Election of 2017 officers (2 year terms)
- Committee structure of CAN operations
Communications – to include website and social media
- Board and CAN member recruitment/assignments to committees and subcommittees
- Discuss a retreat date and topics to be discussed
Lora Friest has agreed to facilitate this
- Modification of advocacy to our organization’s objectives/bylaws (example, frac sand mining and IWILL)
- Adding programs/speakers to monthly meetings – for example local small farming, Practical Farmers of Iowa.
- Treasurer Report (Staci)
- Board approval of budget for 2017 Music and Monarch Festival ($5,000 recommended budget)
- Other Topics
The Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network in cooperation with the Clayton County Democrats and The Clayton County Energy District is enthusiastic to welcome,
Iowa State Senator and Minority Leader Rob Hogg on February 2nd at 7pm at Johnson’s Restaurant in Elkader
Johnson’s pie, coffee and tea will be served.
We will hear Sen. Hogg’s optimistic vision and strategy for the upcoming legislative session. Senator Hogg will speak about and hear our thoughts and concerns regarding the following issues:
• Iowa water quality issues
• locally grown efforts
• CAFO regulations
• funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust fund
• frac sand mining in Clayton County and destruction of Mississippi river bluff
• privatization of Medicaid and insufficient Mental Health program funding
• local, clean energy solutions
• school funding
This is an opportunity for many to meet a clear minded leader and to voice ideas and concerns. Be sure to spread the word and recruit attendees!
Clayton County residents are invited to attend a public visioning meeting for the comprehensive plan to be held on Thursday December 8th at 7:00 pm in the Clayton County Building, located at 600 Gunder Rd, Elkader, IA 52043. We will conduct exercises to explore resident’s visions for housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture and natural resources, among other things. Please take the time to stop by the upcoming meeting to share your vision for the future of Clayton County.
Clayton County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the rezoning request to rezone land from A-1 to M-2. Pattison Sand Company on Monday, August 15th at 1pm at the County Office Building on Gunder Road.
Read the Clayton County Mine Reserve Expansion Study Committee Final Report
A landowner’s perspective on raising and saving the monarch butterfly. This seminar will include tips on finding and raising monarchs as well as how to preserve habitat.
Presented by: The Werheim Family
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hope Lutheran Church
32513 Dinan Rd. LittlePort, IA
Snacks and Drinks Provided
The Clayton County Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday, 8/9/2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton County Office Building.
The agenda will consist of the following items:
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Presentation of Mine Reserve Committee Report – Mike Finnegan and Anne Osmundson
4. Old Business –
a. Pattison Sand Company and landowner’s request to rezone land from A-1 to M-2 to mine underground, process, store and ship silica sand and it’s by product all underground
5. Public Comment Period for items not on the agenda. Please limit comments to 3 minutes
6. Other Business
7. Board Comments
8. Staff Comments
Watch this video for an excellent demonstration of how valuable rooted vegetation is for preserving our precious topsoil.