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Dog Creek receives New Playscapes!

The wait is over the new equipment will be arriving on Monday! Thanks to the grant that we received from the O’Brien County Community Foundation and with help from the Sutherland Ruritan Club and Security State Bank we were able to purchase two wooden playscapes that will be a welcomed addition to the Dog Creek Camping area.  

Dog Creek Fish Renovation

Dog Creek Lake is undergoing the next phase of the fish renovation project. Last fall the fish were removed. Early this spring finger-sized blue gills were released into the lake. These little fish had several weeks to grow. Late in May, mid-range sized bass were netted from other local lakes and moved into Dog Creek. These bass were successful in spawning this summer as fry have been seen along the shore. Later this fall, catfish will be released into the

Mill Creek Park

Mill Creek Park is one of the highlights of O’Brien County.  The park offers a variety of activities for the whole family throughout the year! There is something for every outdoor lover at Mill Creek State Park including camping, swimming, hiking, a playground, electric boating, picnicking, and even cabin rentals. Fishing is also a popular activity, giving anglers a chance to catch largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and yellow perch. Mill Creek Park is located just 1/2 mile east of

Baby bison arrives!

The Prairie Heritage Center is ALL about those wild and crazy creatures – especially in the springtime when the new baby arrives! The staff keeps a close eye on the pasture as soon as May begins in hopes of being the first to spot the cinnamon colored bundle. This year our little one arrived on May 21 and was welcomed by the 2nd graders from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on their spring field trip to the Prairie Heritage Center. The calf has gotten

Farewell Nickie!

Our enthusiastic and energetic part-time naturalist, Nicolette Bracy, will soon be leaving the Conservation Board to begin her next position with the Clay Central Everly school district. We will greatly miss Nickie’s passion for sharing knowledge with others, her dedication to the mission of the Conservation Board, and most of all her boundless kindness shown to all. Best wishes on a very bright future!