CEDAR RAPIDS — The Indian Creek Nature Center is modifying two of its popular spring events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning today, Feb. 8, 2021, the Spring Plant & Art Sale has begun, with online pre-sales of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees and ground cover. The presale will remain open until noon Feb. 24. […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Indian Creek Nature Center postponed its popular Maple Syrup Festival when the coronavirus pandemic hit Iowa, but announced Thursday, May 28, that the festival has been canceled for this year. Originally set for March 21-22, 2020, Nature Center leaders postponed the festival — one of the primary fundraisers for the nonprofit […]
UPDATE: The Indian Creek Nature Center has set June 27-28 as the new dates for this year’s Maple Syrup Festival. ADDITIONAL UPDATE: The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library also is temporarily closing. See details, below. CEDAR RAPIDS — The coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous changes in events and public gatherings. Just yesterday, […]
The Indian Creek Nature Center is adding a new twist to this year’s annual Maple Syrup Festival. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the festival will offer locally made Maple Fest beer and maple ice cream for sale at the event, happening Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, 2018. Related: Nature Center, Frontier Co-op announce […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Unusually high temperatures in February started the sap flowing early in maple trees in Iowa, and the amount of sap has been high, as well. That’s a good thing for the Indian Creek Nature Center, which is gearing up for its 34th annual Maple Syrup Festival, this year at its new location […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s another milestone moment for the barn at the Indian Creek Nature Center. The Maple Syrup Festival, which has been held in the iconic dairy barn since the event’s inception 33 years ago, will take place in the building for the last time this weekend. Related: Photos from 2015 Maple Syrup Festival […]
Good call by the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids to schedule the annual Maple Syrup Festival this weekend. A steady line of breakfast-goers filed outside the Nature Center, at 6665 Otis Rd. SE, the entire morning Saturday, with more than 1,400 people attending the first day alone. Typically, the festival, featuring syruping demonstrations, […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Maple Syrup Festival has been a tradition at the Indian Creek Nature Center for more than 30 years. This year, they’re trying something new. The date has been pushed back to later in March, to coincide with the end of the syruping season and in the hopes that the weather will […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Rich Patterson will take on a different role at the Indian Creek Nature Center’s upcoming Maple Syrup Festival. Patterson is officially ending his career at the Nature Center on Feb. 28 and will be volunteering both mornings at the 2014 Syrup Fest on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.
The first weekend in March felt like winter, but spring is definitely within reach as residents of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor began planting seeds indoors, visited farmers markets and celebrated locally made maple syrup. If you have photos from this weekend or others you’d like to share, post them on the Homegrown Facebook page.