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Hikes & Events

Please join Mississippi Valley Conservancy outdoors for one of our many “Linked to the Land”or "Seasons in the Coulee" events throughout the year and join us at our annual fundraiser in the autumn. 

MVC offers guided nature hikes on our preserves, snowshoe outings, guided bird watching, sunset hikes, and stargazing events with big telescopes—all FREE!

Check out the Hike to Wellness program that many company and organizations are using to get their employees outdoors and active. Property Map Trails

Maps of Nature Preserves

Up for an Adventure?  Check out our top 10 places to hike and see if you can visit each one! click here

Upcoming Activities

Linked to the Land - Aldo Leopold Weekend sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System
Start Date/Time:Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:Saturday, March 04, 2017 2:00 PM
Recurring Event:One time event
Importance:Normal Priority

Linked to the Land Aldo Leopold Weekend sponsored by Mayo Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

Saturday, March 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Visitor Center of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on Brice Prairie:

10:00 a.m.  Prairie walk with UW-L environmental literature students guiding the hike and sharing readings from “ A Sand County Almanac” and their own writings about experiencing nature.

10:00 – noon:  Children activities and crafts led by Nature teachers

11:00 & 1:00 p.m.  Showing of “Green Fire”, an inspirational film about Leopold’s life and legacy.

Directions to the Visitor Center:  Follow Hwy 35 through Onalaska and turn left on Cty Road Z and follow to ZN.  N5727 Cty Road Z, Onalaska. 

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