Author Archives: Amber Wetherell

David Thoreson at the Prairie Heritage Center October 25

Come to hear about a wild adventure!  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to host Humanities Iowa speaker, David Thoreson, for a presentation on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prairie Heritage Center.   David is a professional photographer, sailor and explorer who has logged over 70,000 ocean miles.  He has twice sailed the Arctic’s Northwest Passage.  David provides an inspiring story of adventure and an eye-witness account of the climate change impact to sensitive polar and

Thrivent Financial

We are pleased to announce that the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is part of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice program.  By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable funding through Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association. The funds that have been received so far will be used to match the O’Brien County Community Foundation grant that we received.

Women’s Night Out

Ladies, grab a friend and come out to learn new skills, relax in the outdoors, make new friends and spend time with companions. The event begins at 5:30 on Friday, September 28 and will conclude at 11:30 on Saturday, September 29.  Throughout the time together, women will learn skills such as fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, finding your way with compass and GPS, crafting, star gazing, hiking and more! The adventure will take place at the grain bin cabins at

Historical Fall Fest

The keening cry of a red-tail hawk…the amber grass waving in the air…the smell of wildflowers and earth…Fall is fantastic on the prairie.  What better way to enjoy it than from the perspective of the pioneers? The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering an opportunity to step back in time with the Historical Fall Fest held on Saturday, September 22 at the Prairie Heritage Center.  Spend an afternoon on the prairie enjoying pioneer games and crafts.  Step aboard the horse-drawn

Women in the Outdoors Event

Women, are you interested in learning new outdoor activities in a supportive environment?  A full slate of activities is on tap for this year’s Women in the Outdoors Event sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, and Sioux County Conservation Boards. Make a feast in a Dutch oven!  Learn about the process of dying with natural items, experiment with the process, and even take home a sample of your work.  Take aim with a cross bow. 

Youth Pheasant Hunt at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

Sign up for our Youth Pheasant Hunt event sponsored by Mark’s Pump Sales and Service and the O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club!  This event will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Participants must be between 12-15 years of age and have passed the hunter safety course.  Limit of 20 participants.  The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided.  Warm up with a trap shoot.  Mentors will take youth on

Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center Open House

The O’Brien County Conservation Board invites you to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the CROSBIE WILDLIFE & NATURE YOUTH CENTER!    The event will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Hot dogs will be served hot off the grill, and youth ages 12 to 15 can experience the shooting ranges under the guidance of our park rangers.  Don’t miss this chance to check out one of O’Brien County’s best youth outdoor recreation

Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert

Mark your calendar and be sure to attend this highly anticipated evening of great food and music!  Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert Tuesday, August 14 From 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 pm.        Dine on delicious bison burgers & slip on your dancing shoes while you enjoy the music of Bill Carpenter & Mel Kimblad! Plan to attend!    

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