Story County Conservation invites the public to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) program at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) northeast of Ames. "Outdoor Alliance of Story County" will be presented on Tuesday, May 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

On a June afternoon in 2012, a small group gathered at a local coffee shop to discuss the need to enhance outdoor recreation, education and conservation in Story County. As a result, the not-for-profit organization Outdoor Alliance of Story County was formed. Meet OASC members and learn about the exciting plans they have for the county at this O.W.L.S. event!

O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older – but anyone can attend. An optional luncheon follows the program at 12 p.m. Lunch is catered for a $7 fee, and registration is required for lunch by 4 p.m., Friday, May 2. The planned lunch menu for May is ham balls, red potatoes with butter, honey-glazed carrots, apple Waldorf salad and a dinner roll with butter.

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 us at or visit