Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

JANUARY 15 & 16, 2022

JANUARY 15, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

KEOKUK, IOWA  *  First Christian Church, 3476 Main Street

“Creatures of Myth & Legends” Programs presented by the World Bird Sanctuary
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Iowa State University Insect Zoo 

Lee County Conservation Eagles Nest and Nature Displays
Native American Drum, Dancing & Artifacts
Iowa State University Insect Zoo
Food and Beautiful Items to Buy!
Children’s Activities with Nauvoo on the Road
Eagle Viewing along the Mississippi River with trained spotters


11:00 a.m. – “Wind and Wildlife: An Overview of the Interactions of Wildlife with Wind Turbines” by Terry VanDeWalle, Senior Biologist at Stantec. “The number of wind turbines on the landscape is increasing. As the number of turbines grows, the potential for wildlife/turbine interactions grows as well. This talk will provide an overview of wind/wildlife interactions, wildlife regulations affecting wind projects, and measures that can be taken by wind farm owners to reduce bird and bat mortality at operating wind farms.”

1:00 p.m. – “Freshwater Mussels: Livers of the Rivers” presented by Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programs at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. “You will be energetically engaged in the natural history and Iowa history of these amazing animals – and shown how exciting and vital these eyeless, rock like, slime filled little creatures are to our rivers and streams.  Let’s flex our mussels together and work to save these awesome animals from extinction!

2:00 p.m. – “Getting The Most Out of Your Woodworking Machinery & Materials” presented by Warren Hanlin, owner of Hanlin Custom Woodworking.  “In over 35 years as a furniture maker, stair builder, and architectural woodworker, a few simple – and some not so simple – methods of using woodworking machines and tools have presented themselves. As the cost of lumber reaches new heights, using your machinery and materials efficiently takes on new importance.  This seminar will be a brief overview of necessary wood-shop machines, and how to use them to turn rough lumber into beautiful and practical items.”

JANUARY 16, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MONTROSE, IOWA * Riverfront Landing, 203 N. First Street

Live bird and wildlife outdoor & indoor viewing
Lee County Conservation Displays Ÿ Monk Creek Woodworks
Serving brunch all day
Hunold Heritage Center Open with Button Cutting Demonstration at 1pm

This is our first time of splitting the event and partnering with Montrose, Iowa.
Day 1 is in Keokuk, Iowa and Day 2 is in Montrose, Iowa.  


Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is presented by the
Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau Foundation
Lee County Conservation Board
Montrose Riverfront Inc.