Watching a Bald Eagle soar overhead is a breathtaking sight. Bald Eagles have been very active in the area lately! At this time of year, the resident Bald Eagles are mixing with the eagles that are traveling through the area. Other raptors are also on the move in the Little Sioux River Valley. All of this raptor activity comes just in time for the annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, March 3 at the Prairie Heritage Center. This event is
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Are you looking for a way to pass a winter evening? This historical presentation focusing on games played by pioneers and Native Americans may be just the answer. Learn the history of some popular games. Determine the skill set a game improves. Then try your talents or luck at some of these historical pastimes. This program will be offered at the following locations: Thursday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. – Sutherland Library Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Sheldon
A life-size mammoth statue has arrived at the Prairie Heritage Center! The latest addition to the O’Brien County Conservation Board’s nature center stands overlooking the prairie on the southwest side of the building. The mammoth was fabricated and installed by Port Neal Welding Company of Salix, Iowa. The project was funded by a grant from the O’Brien County Community Foundation and private donations. Be sure to stop by and check it out the next time you’re in the area!
The Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center is now welcoming youth hunters!
Check out these awesome aerial photographs taken recently of Dog Creek Park! Thank you Martin Tjossem for sending these pictures to us!
“Corn” and “Beans” are now welcoming campers! The O’Brien County Conservation Board is excited to announce that the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park are now open and welcoming campers! Each cabin has six sets of queen sized beds that comfortably sleep twelve people. The cabins include electricity, microwave, standard sized refrigerator and stove, sink in kitchen, kitchen table with seating for six, couch, two arm chairs, TV with cable, heat, and air conditioning. The upper level includes
We are pleased to announce that the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is part of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice program. We are new to this program and have already benefitted by nearly $500 through the generosity of Thrivent members. 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
Your Prairie Heritage Center provides environmental education as it relates to the prairie and our region, is striving to preserve and protect our prairie heritage, and encourages economic development with opportunities for recreation and historic exploration.
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