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:
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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 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 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
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!
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is migrating to a new email address! Please take a moment to update your records to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
The natural world is filled with color, shape and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art Series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. Check our calendar for monthly events.
Check our calendar for conservation programs at your local library in January, February and March 2019.
Winter hours begin this weekend November 3. Visit us on Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November through April. Stop out when you are able. There is always something fun to do!
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.