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Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center Open House

The O’Brien County Conservation Board invites you to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the CROSBIE WILDLIFE & NATURE YOUTH CENTER!    The event will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Hot dogs will be served hot off the grill, and youth ages 12 to 15 can experience the shooting ranges under the guidance of our park rangers.  Don’t miss this chance to check out one of O’Brien County’s best youth outdoor recreation

Get to Know O’Brien County Conservation Board Areas!

Take time this summer to visit 19 of the 26 areas managed by the Conservation Board.  You will find that there are some remarkable areas within our county! At each of these areas, you will find a code word attached to the back of the brown area sign.  Write the code word in the chart found on the worksheet and return the completed form to the O’Brien County Conservation Board, 4931 Yellow Ave., Peterson, IA 51047.  All persons returning their

The MAMMOTH has arrived!

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!  

Our Dog Creek Grain Bin Cabins are NOW OPEN!

“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, 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 2

Thrivent Financial

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

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