Author Archives: Amber Wetherell

Camping Season is “In The Books!”

The summer of 2019 has come to an end!  We enjoyed spending time with park patrons as they used the campgrounds, cabins and parks.  We were glad to have Bob & Vickie Ruden, Tom & Sue Draper, Luke Jenness and Josh Simm join our team as summer staff. Here are some dates to keep in mind as you begin planning for next summer! January 2, 2020: Mill Creek 12-Person cabins and Dog Creek Grain Bin cabins close April 3, 2020:

Reserve Your Spot in our Snowshoe Making Class!

Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift for yourself….or someone else?  The Conservation Board is again offering the opportunity to hand craft beautiful snowshoes.  Several different styles will be offered including the traditional wood frames as well as the modern aluminum version.  You could gift that special someone an early holiday experience by attending a snowshoe making class together! Few experiences can compare to stomping across freshly fallen show on a pair of snowshoes.  This activity is an excellent

Douma Park Campground Renovation Continues!

Douma Park has been under construction this past summer.  The Conservation Board expresses their gratitude for the patience of our park patrons.  The transformation which has taken place at the park is amazing!  When the campground opens next spring, the change will be dramatic. Fourteen paved camping pads include a patio area.  The sites are wired with 20/30/50 AMP service and include both water and sewer connections.  Half of the sites are pull through sites.  All of the sites now

Sign Up Now for the Youth Pheasant Hunt!

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 19, 2019. 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

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Saturday, October 5

Ghosts and princesses will be out early this year at Mill Creek Park!  The Conservation Board is offering free camping at this campground for the nights of October 4 & 5.  In exchange, we ask that campers get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their campsite and handing out candy.  Trick-or-treaters are invited to come through the park on Saturday, October 5 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help, we are so grateful!

3D Archery Shoot at Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

The Conservation Board has added an exciting new event this year! A 3D archery shoot will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, AUGUST 31. A walking range with 3D targets will be laid out throughout the west portion of the property offering an excellent opportunity to come out and test your skills.  This event is open to seasoned archers 14 years of age and up with a valid hunter safety card. Participants may sign

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019 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

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