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Posted on: July 24, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Wild Women of the Woods Registration Now Open

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Story County Conservation will offer a new outdoor experience for women this fall.

Wild Women of the Woods, a two-day event, will debut October 4 and October 5 at Hickory Grove Park (67382 250th Street, Colo 50056). Wild Women of the Woods is designed to give women the opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn or improve skills, and network with women with similar interests.

Friday night will include a program, campfire desserts, and group camping (optional), and Saturday is filled with a variety of sessions, including rock climbing, nature photography, wild edibles, archery, bicycle maintenance, kayaking, and much more.

“This will be the first year for Wild Women of the Woods in Story County,” Naturalist Emily Herring, the event planner, said. “We are excited to provide a comfortable atmosphere for women to learn about a variety of outdoor-related topics.”

If registered by August 30, event cost is $45. After August 30, event cost is $50. Payment must accompany registration form; all registrations are required by September 20. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Fee covers: all sessions, one night of camping at group campsite, desserts, breakfast, lunch, and a reusable canvas bag. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and session sizes are limited. Log on to to download a registration form or email

An event this big is not possible without the support of the community. Story County Conservation would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring this event: Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bass Pro Shop, Wheatsfield Cooperative, Skunk River Cycles, Hy-Vee, Panera Bread, Fareway, Scheels, Thrivent Financial, Jax Outdoor Gear, Story County Conservation Partners, Bruegger’s Bagels, Ames Yoga Center, Table Top Farms, and Spoken Wheel Cyclery.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, contact Outreach Coordinator Tiffany Cornelius ( by September 6. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Emily Herring (

For more information about this or other public programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Emily Herring
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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