This year’s Festival of Trails celebration will once again will feature a turtle race for kids, sponsored by the Black Hawk County Conservation Board. Turtles will be furnished for kids 12 and under on Saturday, June 14, at the La Porte City Gazebo near the ball diamonds, beginning at 9 AM. Registration starts at 8:30 AM. McFarlane Park conservationist Leon Lindley will give a short presentation on turtles preceding the competition.
Also on June 14, wagon rides on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail will originate at the La Porte City Gazebo, make the four-mile round trip to McFarlane Park and back again. Rides last about an hour, and will start at 10 AM, with the last ride beginning at 3 PM. Cost is $3 per passenger; limited tickets will be available for each ride.