Story County Conservation invites you to attend the annual Spring Festival on Sunday, May 6, from 2-5 p.m. at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames.

Enjoy a free and family-friendly afternoon at McFarland Park! The day will include:

- Educational entertainment by Reid Miller

- Native plant sale by ISU’s EEOB Department and Ames High School

- Solar viewing provided by the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers

- Canoeing lead by the Skunk River Paddlers

- Fishing poles and bait available from Story County Conservation

- Informational booths, crafts, and activities

- Annual photo contest entries on display; awards presented at 3 p.m.

This festival is an excellent opportunity to visit McFarland Park and learn more about Story County Conservation. Best of all, the event is free and fun for everyone!

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