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Published December 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Conservation Calendar: Weekly/monthly

Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Chapter #2 meetings — The Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Chapter #2 will hold general meetings leading up to its banquet on April 3, 2009, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Willmar. The meetings will be held at the Kandiyohi Entertainment Center in Willmar at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 22, 2008, Jan. 12, 2009; Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 23 and March 30.

By: Tribune Sports, West Central Tribune

Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Chapter #2 meetings — The Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Chapter #2 will hold general meetings leading up to its banquet on April 3, 2009, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Willmar. The meetings will be held at the Kandiyohi Entertainment Center in Willmar at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 22, 2008, Jan. 12, 2009; Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 23 and March 30.

The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at pwelc@wecnet.com. Discount available on all classes for members.

Open Climbing — Indoor rock climbing wall. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Reservations required, please call by Thursday.

The Interpretive Center is open daily. All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 354-2002.

Winter trails: Nordic skiing and snowmobile trails are groomed, weather permitting. The trail center in the lower level of the Interpretive Center is open 24 hours a day. There is a warming room, bathrooms and water fountain. A cross country ski pass is required for age 16 and older.

Winter bird feeding: 2 p.m., Jan. 3-4. Learn about foods, feeders, bird identification and behavior of winter birds. Free bird feeder designs and information available.

Moonlight snowshoe hike: 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, weather permitting. Enjoy an evening of snowshoeing under the light of the moon with a guide leading the walk. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 20 people, 12 years of age and older, who call for reservations, 354-2002 or 354-2055. If you have your own snowshoes you are also welcome on the hike. May be cancelled due to clouds.

Snowshoe hike: 2 p.m. Jan. 10, 17 24 and 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, weather permitting. Following a brief talk on snowshoe design, manufacture styles and use, a naturalist will lead a walk. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 20 people, 12 years of age and older, who call for reservations, 320-354-2055.

Kid’s ice claw making: 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11 Following a video on ice safety, kids will make their own pair of ice claws. An adult must accompany children. Reservations required, limit 15. Call 320-354-2055.

Animal track making for kids: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.18. Learn about animal tracks by making tracks from plaster of paris and rubber molds. An adult must accompany children. Reservations required, limit 15. Call 320-354-2055.

Fiddlers “jam” session: 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25. Join the Coffee Shop Fiddlers in the Interpretive Center as they have a little fun practicing and playing fiddle music.

Cross country ski trail grooming equipment display: 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1. A Sibley State Park employee will answer questions about the ski trail grooming equipment which will be on display and the technique involved in grooming trails.

Moonlight snowshoe hike: 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, weather permitting. Enjoy an evening of snowshoeing under the light of the moon with a guide leading the walk. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 20 people, 12 years of age and older, who call for reservations, 354-2002 or 354-2055. If you have your own snowshoes you are also welcome on the hike. May be cancelled due to clouds.

Kids Ice Fishing: 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. Discover the secret to finding fish in the winter and make your own ice fishing jiggle stick. An adult must accompany children. Reservations required, limit 15. Call 320-354-2055.

Fiddlers “jam” session: 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15. Join the Coffee Shop Fiddlers in the Interpretive Center as they have a little fun practicing and playing fiddle music.

Bluebird conservation story: 3 p.m. Feb. 23. A presentation about the bluebird and what you can do to attract them to your home.

To get your outdoors activity in the Conservation Calendar, mail a copy of a flier or handout to West Central Tribune, c/o Outdoors, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201; fax to 320-235-6769; or email tjb@wctrib.com and put “Conservation Calendar” in the subject line. Submissions must be received by Wednesday to be published in the following weekend edition. No phone calls, please.

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