Author Archives: Amber Wetherell

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!    

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 11, 2018 Registration from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration Fee: $25.00 Race is sponsored by the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association.  Registration and t-shirt pickup for the race will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center from 6:30 until 7:15.  Pre-registration is encouraged. The race will be run on the trails around the Prairie Heritage Center and on adjacent property.  Be prepared for uneven surfaces. Awards will

Youth Outdoor Quest Event – August 6 & 7

Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board and the O’Brien County Pheasants Forever at the Prairie Heritage Center, Dog Creek Park and the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center. Monday, August 6 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training.  The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water recreation, night tracking and astronomy.  Youth will stay overnight in the grain

Get to Know O’Brien County Conservation Board Areas!

Take time this summer to visit 19 of the 26 areas managed by the Conservation Board.  You will find that there are some remarkable areas within our county! At each of these areas, you will find a code word attached to the back of the brown area sign.  Write the code word in the chart found on the worksheet and return the completed form to the O’Brien County Conservation Board, 4931 Yellow Ave., Peterson, IA 51047.  All persons returning their

Wildflowers of Spring

Spring has finally arrived in Northwest Iowa!  Colorful flowers are popping up everywhere you look.  Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center to check out the wildflowers that are in bloom. Meet at the center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.  After checking out the prairie flowers, participants will carpool to Wanata Park in Peterson to look for woodland flowers.  Join the naturalist for this colorful exploration.

Wings and Wetlands Weekend

WINGS & WETLANDS WEEKEND A Four County Festival Friday & Saturday May 11th & 12th, 2018 The Wings and Wetlands Festival is an annual event held throughout the counties of Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, and Palo Alto. Each year several northwest Iowa counties cooperate to celebrate the return of spring in Northwest Iowa.  Over the years swan releases, bird hikes, canoe events, wildflower walks and more have engaged hundreds of Iowans in experiencing the wonders of birds and their habitats. On

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