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. In O’Brien County, our events will be held on Saturday, May 11. We would love to have you participate for a single event or for the full day! Begin your Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with a light
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Explore Science: Earth & Space is the new exhibit at the Prairie Heritage Center. This exhibit is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. It is an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and science phenomena. The temporary exhibit is located in the lower level of the Prairie Heritage Center. It includes hands-on activities, interactive displays and informative materials. There
It is hard to believe that summer will soon be here! The behind the scenes work as begun in our office and maintenance shop. Our staff are getting ready to greet campers and welcome them to the O’Brien County Park system. Remember that cabin reservations can be made one calendar year in advance. Weekends tend to fill up quickly. Plan ahead to book your stay with us. Camping coupon books are available from the park rangers and also from the
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 Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center and Dog Creek Park. Monday, July 29 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 bin cabins at Dog
Spring weather is here! The longer days and warmer temperatures put people in the mood to start an exercise routine. This is a great time to look ahead for fun activities to take part in throughout the year. In August, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a Bison Stampede Trail Run. Mark your calendar for this 5K event on Saturday, August 10. Walk or run through the beautiful prairie! Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019
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.
Our campgrounds closed for the season on Monday, October 1, 2018. We are grateful to all of the patrons who visited our parks this summer! We had a great season! We hope that all of you had such a good time this summer that you are looking forward to next year already…we will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 27, 2019.